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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gang•wayˈgæŋˌweɪ; ˈgæŋˈweɪ(n.; interj.)

  1. a passageway, esp. a narrow walkway.

  2. an opening in the railing or bulwark of a ship, as that into which a gangplank fits.

    Category: Navy

    Ref: gangplank.

  3. 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

  4. a temporary path of planks, as at a building site.

  5. a main passage or level in a mine.

    Category: Mining

  6. (interj.)(used to call for clear passage).

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gangway(noun)

    a temporary passageway of planks (as over mud on a building site)

  2. gangplank, gangboard, gangway(noun)

    a temporary bridge for getting on and off a vessel at dockside

  3. aisle, gangway(noun)

    passageway between seating areas as in an auditorium or passenger vehicle or between areas of shelves of goods as in stores


  1. gangway(Noun)

    A passageway through which to enter or leave, such as one between seating areas in an auditorium, or between two buildings.

  2. gangway(Noun)

    An articulating bridge or ramp, such as from land to a dock or a ship.

  3. gangway(Noun)

    A temporary passageway, such as one made of planks.

  4. gangway(Noun)

    A clear path through a crowd or a passageway with people.

  5. gangway(Noun)

    An aisle.

  6. gangway(Noun)

    A passage along either side of a ship's upper deck.

  7. gangway(Noun)

    A passage through the side of a ship or though a railing through which the ship may be boarded.

  8. gangway(Noun)

    An earthen and plank ramp leading from the stable yard into the upper storey or mow of a dairy barn.

  9. gangway(Interjection)

    Make way! Clear a path!

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gangway(verb)

    a passage or way into or out of any inclosed place; esp., a temporary way of access formed of planks

  2. Gangway(verb)

    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. Gangway(verb)

    the opening through the bulwarks of a vessel by which persons enter or leave it

  4. Gangway(verb)

    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


  1. Gangway

    Gangway was a Danish band, sometimes classified as indie pop. Gangway consists of Allan Jensen lead singer, Henrik Balling on guitar, Torben Johansen on keyboards, and four different drummers, Jan Christensen, Gorm Ravn-Jonsen, Cai Bojsen-Møller, and Jeppe Moesgaard. Their first three albums tend towards Beatle-esque guitar pop, with a distinct New Wave twist, but later on, particularly on The Quiet Boy Ate The Whole Cake, their influences from synth-pop music, especially Pet Shop Boys shows through. They are also known for their strange and subtle lyrics that are often on the verge of surrealism. Their records are largely near impossible to find in the U.S.. Their song My Girl and Me was a big hit in Denmark and was also played on MTV. It received regular airplay on modern rock radio station KITS in San Francisco. The band broke up in 1998, but on 21 October 2006, guitarist/songwriter Henrik Balling and lead singer Allan Jensen finally staged an exclusive re-union show for just 125 people at a small bar in Copenhagen. Torben Johansen was present in the audience.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Gangway

    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.


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