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 for gangway
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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. (Naut.) The opening through the bulwarks of a vessel by
        which persons enter or leave it.
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     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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  gangway
      n 1: a temporary passageway of planks (as over mud on a building
           site)
      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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