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gang·way

 (găng′wā′)
n.
1. Nautical
a. A passage along either side of a ship's upper deck.
b. See gangplank.
c. An opening in the bulwark of a ship through which passengers may board.
2. A narrow passageway, as of boards laid on the ground.
3. The main level of a mine.
4. Chiefly British
a. The aisle that divides the front and rear seating sections of the House of Commons.
b. An aisle between seating sections, as in a theater.
interj.
Used to clear a passage through a crowded area.

[From gang, way, passage (obsolete and dialectal).]

gangway

(ˈɡæŋˌweɪ)
n
1. (Nautical Terms) an opening in a ship's side to take a gangplank
2. (Nautical Terms) another word for gangplank
3. Brit an aisle between rows of seats
4. (Forestry) chiefly Also called: logway US a ramp for logs leading into a sawmill
5. (Mining & Quarrying) a main passage in a mine
6. temporary planks over mud or earth, as on a building site
sentence substitute
clear a path!

gang•way

(n. ˈgæŋˌweɪ; interj. ˈgæŋˈweɪ)

n.
1. a passageway, esp. a narrow walkway.
2.
a. an opening in the railing or bulwark of a ship, as that into which a gangplank fits.
3. Brit. an aisle in the House of Commons separating the more influential members of the political parties from the younger, less influential members.
4. a temporary path of planks, as at a building site.
5. a main passage or level in a mine.
interj.
6. (used to call for clear passage).
[1680–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gangway - a temporary passageway of planks (as over mud on a building site)
passageway - a passage between rooms or between buildings
2.gangway - a temporary bridge for getting on and off a vessel at docksidegangway - a temporary bridge for getting on and off a vessel at dockside
footbridge, overcrossing, pedestrian bridge - a bridge designed for pedestrians
3.gangway - passageway between seating areas as in an auditorium or passenger vehicle or between areas of shelves of goods as in storesgangway - passageway between seating areas as in an auditorium or passenger vehicle or between areas of shelves of goods as in stores
passageway - a passage between rooms or between buildings
Translations
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gangway

[ˈgæŋweɪ] N
1. (Brit) (in theatre, aircraft) → pasillo m, pasadizo m
2. (Naut) (on ship) → escalerilla f, pasarela f; (from ship to shore) → pasarela f
gangway!¡abran paso!

gangway

[ˈgæŋweɪ] n
[ship] → passerelle f
(British) [bus] → couloir m

gangway

n
(Naut: = gangplank) → Landungsbrücke f, → Gangway f; (= ladder)Fallreep nt
(= passage)Gang m
interjPlatz da

gangway

[ˈgæŋˌweɪ] n (Naut) → passerella (Brit) (aisle, in theatre, cinema) → corsia; (in train) → corridoio; (in bus) → passaggio
gangway! → largo!
References in classic literature ?
side away to larboard--larboard gangway to starboard
With his snow-white new ivory leg braced against the screwed leg of his table, and with a long pruning-hook of a jack-knife in his hand, the wondrous old man, with his back to the gangway door, was wrinkling his brow, and tracing his old courses again.
The son of Barbarossa was so cruel, and treated his slaves so badly, that, when those who were at the oars saw that the She-wolf galley was bearing down upon them and gaining upon them, they all at once dropped their oars and seized their captain who stood on the stage at the end of the gangway shouting to them to row lustily; and passing him on from bench to bench, from the poop to the prow, they so bit him that before he had got much past the mast his soul had already got to hell; so great, as I said, was the cruelty with which he treated them, and the hatred with which they hated him.
There's a dim half-memory of being lifted up to the gangway, and of a big red countenance covered with freckles and surrounded with red hair staring at me over the bulwarks.
It was about two o'clock when my brother, having paid their fares at the gangway, found himself safely aboard the steamboat with his charges.
His weather-beaten and handsome face, his portly presence, his shirt- fronts and broad cuffs and gold links, his air of bluff distinction, impressed the humble beholders (stevedores, tally clerks, tide-waiters) as he walked ashore over the gangway of his ship lying at the Circular Quay in Sydney.
I escorted my visitor to the gangway ceremoniously, and nearly overdid it.
One bright afternoon, a gig, gaily bedizened with streamers, was observed to shove off from the side of one of the French frigates, and pull directly for our gangway.
If so be that there is truth in the saying, and I commanded along shore here, as your honor does, why, d'ye see, I’d bring him to the gangway for it, yet.
Can't be any of the fleet," said Disko, peering under his eyebrows, a hand on the fo'c'sle gangway as the solid bows hatcheted into the troughs.
They darted to and fro across the gangway, looking for each other and for their scattered parcels; they separated and reunited, they exclaimed and declared, they eyed with dismay the occupants of the forward quarter, who seemed numerous enough to sink the vessel, and their voices sounded faint and far as they rose to Vogelstein's ear over the latter's great tarred sides.
The steward had by previous instructions early breakfast prepared, and it was not long before they went down the gangway on shore in search of the carriage.