What does gangway mean?

Definitions for gangway
ˈgæŋˌweɪ; ˈgæŋˈweɪgang·way

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gangwaynoun

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

  2. gangplank, gangboard, gangwaynoun

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

  3. aisle, gangwaynoun

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


  1. gangwaynoun

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

  2. gangwaynoun

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

  3. gangwaynoun

    A temporary passageway, such as one made of planks.

  4. gangwaynoun

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

  5. gangwaynoun

    An aisle.

  6. gangwaynoun

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

  7. gangwaynoun

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

  8. gangwaynoun

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

  9. gangwayinterjection

    Make way! Clear a path!

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gangwayverb

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

    Etymology: [See Gang, v. i.]

  2. Gangwayverb

    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

    Etymology: [See Gang, v. i.]

  3. Gangwayverb

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

    Etymology: [See Gang, v. i.]

  4. Gangwayverb

    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

    Etymology: [See Gang, v. i.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gangway

    gang′wā, n. a passage or way by which to go into or out of any place, esp. a ship: a way between rows of seats, esp. the cross-passage in the House of Commons, about half-way down the House, giving access to the rear-benches. The members 'above the gangway' are the ministers and ex-ministers, with their more immediate supporters. [A.S. gangweg; cf. gang and way.]

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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. gangway

    The platform on each side of the skid-beams leading from the quarter-deck to the forecastle, and peculiar to deep-waisted ships, for the convenience of walking expeditiously fore and aft; it is fenced on the outside by iron stanchions and ropes, or rails, and in vessels of war with a netting, in which part of the hammocks are stowed. In merchant ships it is frequently called the gang-board. Also, that part of a ship's side, and opening in her bulwarks, by which persons enter and depart, provided with a sufficient number of steps or cleats, nailed upon the ship's side, nearly as low as the surface of the water, and sometimes furnished with a railed accommodation-ladder projecting from the ship's side, and secured by iron braces. Also, narrow passages left in the hold, when a ship is laden, in order to enter any particular place as occasion may require, or stop a leak. Also, it implies a thoroughfare of any kind.--To bring to the gangway, to punish a seaman by seizing him up to a grating, there to undergo flogging.

Editors Contribution

  1. gangwaynoun

    The equipment which is used to help people embark or disembark from a marine vessel is known as a gangway. Those used for loading and unloading people or cargo on huge ships are known as Gangway ships, while the ones used for pontoons are known as pontoon gangways.

    Submitted by ankismth123 on January 18, 2022  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gangway in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gangway in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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  • Gangway, Fallreep, Landungsbrücke, Gang, Durchgang, Macht Platz!German
  • pasadizo, portalón, corredor, A un ladoSpanish
  • lankonki, tehkää, käytävä, maihinnousuportti, kulkutie, tietä, kävelykansiFinnish
  • passavant, laissez passer, écartez-vous, passerelle, passageFrench
  • כבש עליהHebrew
  • largo, fate largo, plancia, pista, barcarizzo, corridoioItalian
  • 舷梯, 通す, 歩み板, 舷門, 通路, タラップJapanese
  • gangboord, valreep, aan de kant, opzijDutch
  • passadiço, abram alas, portaló, passagemPortuguese
  • трап, дорога, шкафут, выход, проход, сходниRussian

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    the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis
    • A. assortment
    • B. empire
    • C. abdomen
    • D. staff

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