gangway: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (n.gang'wā"interj.gang'wā'), [key]
— n.
  1. a passageway, esp. a narrow walkway.
    1. an opening in the railing or bulwark of a ship, as that into which a gangplank fits.
    2. gangplank.
    3. an area of the weather deck of a ship, between the side and a deckhouse.
    4. Seeaccommodation ladder.
    1. the space between the cab of a steam locomotive and its tender.
    2. the side entrance of a diesel or electric locomotive.
    1. an aisle in a theater, restaurant, etc.
    2. an aisle in the House of Commons separating the more influential members of the political parties from the younger, less influential members.
    3. a runway in a theater.
  2. a temporary path of planks, as at a building site.
  3. a main passage or level.
  4. the ramp up which logs are moved into a sawmill.
  1. clear the way! out of the way!
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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