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
Before 12th Century
First Known Use of gangway
before 12th century
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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