Definition of gangway
1 : passageway; especially : a temporary way of planks
2a : either of the sides of the upper deck of a shipb : the opening by which a ship is boardedc : gangplank
3 British : aisle
4a : a cross aisle dividing the front benches from the backbenches in the British House of Commonsb : an aisle in the British House of Commons that separates government and opposition benches
5 : a clear passage through a crowd —often used as an interjection
Recent Examples of gangway from the Web
He is then surrounded, dragged to a gangway, forced to the ground and handcuffed.
The woman then started screaming, and the attacker fled east through a gangway on the south side of the property, police said.
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GANGWAY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of gangway for English Language Learners
: a passage between sections of seats in a theater, airplane, etc.
—used to tell people in a crowd to move aside so that someone can pass through
GANGWAY Defined for Kids
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