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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Gangway \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
To bring to the gangway, to punish (a seaman) by flogging
him at the gangway.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a temporary passageway of planks (as over mud on a building
2: a temporary bridge for getting on and off a vessel at
dockside [syn: gangplank, gangboard, gangway]
3: passageway between seating areas as in an auditorium or
passenger vehicle or between areas of shelves of goods as in
stores [syn: aisle, gangway]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
46 Moby Thesaurus words for "gangway":
Bifrost, access, adit, air lock, approach, bascule bridge,
bateau bridge, bridge, cantilever bridge, catwalk, corridor,
drawbridge, entrance, entranceway, entry, entryway,
floating bridge, flyover, footbridge, gangboard, gangplank, hall,
in, ingress, inlet, intake, lift bridge, means of access, opening,
overbridge, overcrossing, overpass, passage, passageway,
pontoon bridge, rope bridge, span, stepping-stone, stepstone,
suspension bridge, swing bridge, toll bridge, vestibule, viaduct,
way, way in
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