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gangway

[ noun gang-wey; interjection gang-wey ]SEE DEFINITION OF gangway

Synonyms for gangway

  • corridor
  • gangplank
  • passageway
  • walkway
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GANGWAY

On toward the forecastle, where sat the woman alone by the gangway.

They shook hands, and then the old man went down the gangway.

"Hap yourself well," he had said when they crossed the gangway on to the boat.

Juve propelled him towards a gangway: a minute later both were on the boat.

They were standing in the gangway, waiting to be shewn their seats.

Under their feet they felt the gangway vibrate and withdraw from the land.

Two Scottish policemen were stationed at the bottom of the gangway.

Taking a step nearer to the gangway, the old parson talked faster.

Harriet moved down the gangway, and compelled Miss Abbott to follow her.

And on that he turned, and stalked away down the gangway to the vessel's waist.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English gangweg "road, passage, thoroughfare;" see gang (in its original sense) + way. As a command to clear way, attested by 1912, American English.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR GANGWAY

aisle

nounpassageway dividing something
  • alley
  • artery
  • avenue
  • clearing
  • corridor
  • course
  • egress
  • gangway
  • hallway
  • ingress
  • lane
  • opening
  • passage
  • path
  • walk
  • way

walk

nounpathway
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