breeze·​way | \ ˈbrēz-ˌwā How to pronounce breezeway (audio) \

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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Her massive installation of draped, stuffed and woven fabric coils filled Hauser Wirth & Schimmel’s breezeway connecting 2nd and 3rd streets when the gallery debuted in 2016. Deborah Vankin,, "Shinique Smith's 'Refuge' explores shelter, homelessness and the excess of our stuff," 13 June 2018 Toward the other end of the large brick apartment complex, just past a narrow breezeway connecting two large courtyards, a large canvas often used to shield bodies from public view had been set up. Marie Simoneaux,, "Coroner IDs man killed in fatal New Orleans East shooting," 7 May 2018 Glass siders are used throughout to create an airy feel, and the front entrance is a Neoporte pivoting stainless steel door centered in a glass and stainless steel breezeway. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Sleek shipping container house asks $875K," 26 Sep. 2018 But no one uses the front door: Everyone goes in the breezeway or the back door or through the garage. Alexandra Lange, Curbed, "Meet the Hunters, Vermont’s modernist-house pioneers," 9 Aug. 2018 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

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1930, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of breezeway

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

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