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Meaning of GANGWAY

Pronunciation:  [inj]'gang'wey, [n]'gang`wey, 'gangwey

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  passageway between seating areas as in an auditorium or passenger vehicle or between areas of shelves of goods as in stores
  2. [n]  a temporary bridge for getting on and off a vessel at dockside
  3. [n]  a temporary passageway of planks (as over mud on a building site)

GANGWAY is a 7 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: aisle, gangboard, gangplank
 See Also: footbridge, overcrossing, passageway, pedestrian bridge



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Gang"way`\, n. [See {Gang}, v. i.]
1. A passage or way into or out of any inclosed place; esp.,
   a temporary way of access formed of planks.

2. In the English House of Commons, a narrow aisle across the
   house, below which sit those who do not vote steadly
   either with the government or with the opposition.

3. (Naut.) The opening through the bulwarks of a vessel by
   which persons enter or leave it.

4. (Naut.) That part of the spar deck of a vessel on each
   side of the booms, from the quarter-deck to the
   forecastle; -- more properly termed the waist. --Totten.

{Gangway ladder}, a ladder rigged on the side of a vessel at
   the gangway.

{To bring to the gangway}, to punish (a seaman) by flogging
   him at the gangway.

Thesaurus Terms
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