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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 ?
It was an organized move on the part of the sailors, evidently countenanced by the captain; for by the time we arrived where the gangway had been, it was being hoisted up, and the skiff, slung in the ship's davits, was likewise flying aloft out of reach.
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.
The soldiers on board the galleys kept up a ceaseless fire, which they on the walls and forts of the city returned, and the heavy cannon rent the air with the tremendous noise they made, to which the gangway guns of the galleys replied.
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.
Ralph waved his hand to them from the top of the gangway.
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.
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.
side away to larboard--larboard gangway to starboard
They took the risk of running against one of the ship's officers and being hustled down the gangway with the toe of a boot to speed their going.
The boys made a dash of it for the gangway platform, swimming the fastest strokes they knew, pellmell, floundering and splashing, fright in their faces, clambering out with jumps and surges, any way to get out, lending one another a hand to safety, till all were strung along the gangway and peering down into the water.
Though the performance was proceeding, he walked deliberately down the carpeted gangway, his sword and spurs slightly jingling and his handsome perfumed head held high.
Suddenly as he swung round by the companion-way he found himself confronted by a newcomer who came staggering out from the gangway.