Definitions for gangwayˈgæŋˌweɪ; ˈgæŋˈweɪ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
gang•wayˈgæŋˌweɪ; ˈgæŋˈweɪ(n.; interj.)
a passageway, esp. a narrow walkway.
an opening in the railing or bulwark of a ship, as that into which a gangplank fits.
Brit. an aisle in the House of Commons separating the more influential members of the political parties from the younger, less influential members.
Category: British, Government
a temporary path of planks, as at a building site.
a main passage or level in a mine.
(interj.)(used to call for clear passage).
Origin of gangway:
a temporary passageway of planks (as over mud on a building site)
gangplank, gangboard, gangway(noun)
a temporary bridge for getting on and off a vessel at dockside
passageway between seating areas as in an auditorium or passenger vehicle or between areas of shelves of goods as in stores
A passageway through which to enter or leave, such as one between seating areas in an auditorium, or between two buildings.
An articulating bridge or ramp, such as from land to a dock or a ship.
A temporary passageway, such as one made of planks.
A clear path through a crowd or a passageway with people.
A passage along either side of a ship's upper deck.
A passage through the side of a ship or though a railing through which the ship may be boarded.
An earthen and plank ramp leading from the stable yard into the upper storey or mow of a dairy barn.
Make way! Clear a path!
a passage or way into or out of any inclosed place; esp., a temporary way of access formed of planks
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
the opening through the bulwarks of a vessel by which persons enter or leave it
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
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a passage in the House of Commons, running across the house, which separates the independent members from the supporters of the Government and the Opposition.