breeze·​way | \ˈbrēz-ˌwā \

Definition of breezeway 

: a roofed often open passage connecting two buildings (such as a house and garage) or halves of a building

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With its boxy geometry and dogtrot porch — three rooms on one side of the breezeway and two on the other — the folk-style house looks like a collaboration between Donald Judd and Annie Oakley. Michael Tortorello, New York Times, "Every Plant Has a Story. You Just Need to Dig.," 4 Mar. 2018 The original house is connected to the addition by a breezeway. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Stone farmhouse in Cedarburg has grown but kept its rustic vibe," 12 July 2018 Popbar is just around the corner from WestBend pioneer HG Sply Co. and just across a breezeway from new neighbor Bartaco. Robert Philpot, star-telegram, "Fog, flowers, more crazy shakes: What's new and offbeat in DFW ice-cream shops," 20 June 2018 Another guy, a substitute teacher who'd just checked in at the office to work at Thurston for the first time, heard shots and screams and ran across the breezeway into the cafeteria to help the students dogpile on the shooter. Special To The Oregonian,, "Thurston 20 years later: 'I never want to cover another school shooting'," 20 May 2018 While standing in the breezeway of the apartment complex, Rainey said Millon made a phone call. Hanna Krueger,, "5 Wednesday afternoon robberies in New Orleans bring April total to 35," 12 Apr. 2018 When they're found in homes, wolf spiders tend to live in basements, crawlspaces and breezeways. Caroline Blackmon, Detroit Free Press, "5 of Michigan's scariest-looking spiders: What to know," 25 June 2018 Drug use is a constant problem in the breezeways and stairwells of the brick and stone apartment buildings that line the narrow street, according to police documents. Laura Crimaldi,, "Before kidnapping charges, Stewart Weldon cast a long shadow in Springfield," 17 June 2018 To accommodate large crowds, the breezeway is fitted with speakers and can become part of the council chambers by sliding the accordian-like glass wall that separates the two spaces. Phil Diehl,, "After almost 60 years, a new civic center for Del Mar," 28 May 2018

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1930, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of breezeway

: a narrow structure with a roof and no walls that connects two buildings (such as a house and garage)

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