- 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 gangway leading to an old sailing ship.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- 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: OE gangweg, thoroughfare (from gang, inch(es) obsolete sense “a going” and amp; way)
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- 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: From gang1, way, passage (obsolete and dialectal).