passageway

noun
pas·​sage·​way | \ ˈpa-sij-ˌwā How to pronounce passageway (audio) \

Definition of passageway

: a way that allows passage

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Examples of passageway in a Sentence

the passageway to the other side of the office
Recent Examples on the Web The Coast Guard's decision on reopening the passageway to barges was contingent on a final state DOT analysis. Nick Valencia, CNN, "Waterway under vital Memphis bridge reopens to maritime traffic," 14 May 2021 In addition to two bedrooms, a bathroom and a play area, there’s also a kid-friendly, not-so-secret passageway that runs from a closet at one end of the landing, behind the bathroom and into Dylan’s room. Richard A. Marini, San Antonio Express-News, "Inside a Hondo dome house that's home to humans, not Hobbits," 11 May 2021 The festivities turned to horror about an hour after midnight, when scores of adults and children were crushed and suffocated in an overcrowded, narrow passageway that turned into a death trap, according to witnesses. BostonGlobe.com, "Israel mourns after a religious festival turns into disaster," 30 Apr. 2021 The festivities turned to horror afterward as celebrants attempted to leave via a steep, narrow gangway that descends down a short set of steps to a narrow, covered passageway. New York Times, "Deadly Stampede at Israeli Religious Festival Followed Years of Warnings," 30 Apr. 2021 The canal, which connects the Red Sea to the Mediterranean and provides an essential passageway between Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, is responsible for transporting around 12% of all global trade. Lydia Wang, refinery29.com, "The Boat Is Unstuck From The Suez Canal. But, Spiritually, We Are Still Stuck There," 29 Mar. 2021 The crush occurred after celebrants poured out of one section of the mountainside compound down some steps and into the passageway with a sloping metal floor. BostonGlobe.com, "Israel mourns after a religious festival turns into disaster," 30 Apr. 2021 But joy turned to horror after midnight when thousands of people leaving a bonfire-lighting ritual crowded into a narrow passageway with a metal wall on one side and benches on the other. Felicia Schwartz, WSJ, "Israel Stampede Turned Hopes for Post-Pandemic Normalcy to Despair," 30 Apr. 2021 This slippery passageway, seen in an aerial image taken earlier Thursday night of the Jewish celebration at Mount Meron, turned into a death trap, according to witnesses. New York Times, "Deadly Stampede at Israeli Religious Festival Followed Years of Warnings," 30 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of passageway

circa 1606, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of passageway was circa 1606

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18 May 2021

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“Passageway.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/passageway. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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passageway

noun

English Language Learners Definition of passageway

: a long, narrow space that connects one place to another

passageway

noun
pas·​sage·​way | \ ˈpa-sij-ˌwā How to pronounce passageway (audio) \

Kids Definition of passageway

: a space, road, or way by which a person or thing may move

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