A gangway leading to an old sailing ship.
- Gangway is defined as a phrase used to clear a walkway through a crowded area.
An example of gangway is what security would say at a concert where medical personnel need to get through.
- The definition of a gangway is a passage way.
An example of gangway is the landing used by passengers to board or exit ships.
- a passageway for entering, leaving, or going past
- an opening in a vessel's bulwarks or railing that allows passage on or off
- a main level in a mine
- an incline for logs, leading up to a sawmill
- Brit. a passageway between rows of seats; aisle; specif., in the House of Commons, the aisle separating frontbenchers from backbenchers
Origin of gangwayOld English gangweg, thoroughfare ( from gang, in obsolete sense “a going” and way)
- 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.
- A narrow passageway, as of boards laid on the ground.
- The main level of a mine.
- 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.
Origin of gangwayFrom gang 1 way, passage (obsolete and dialectal)
- A passageway through which to enter or leave, such as one between seating areas in an auditorium, or between two buildings.
- An articulating bridge or ramp, such as from land to a dock or a ship.
- A temporary passageway, such as one made of planks.
- (UK) An aisle.
- (nautical) A passage along either side of a ship's upper deck.
- (nautical) A passage through the side of a ship or though a railing through which the ship may be boarded.
- (agricultural) An earthen and plank ramp leading from the stable yard into the upper storey or mow of a dairy barn.