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
Four-wheelers politely take turns bumping up and over the gangway, then, after loading up, wait for space to turn around to return up the ramp.
The man was outside when someone came out of a gangway and shot him, police said.
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.
There also will be a conference center, and more improvements early next year will bring a new gangway and boarding bridge.
The authority plans to buy an additional 1,025 subway cars, many of which will have the open gangway design that is popular in Toronto and London, but those cars may not arrive until 2020 or later.
Open gangway subway cars — similar in concept to accordion-style buses — could have several benefits, officials said, including a greater capacity for riders.
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Origin and Etymology of gangway
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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