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gang•way



Pronunciation: (
n.gang'wā";
interj.gang'wā'),
[key]
n.
1. a passageway, esp. a narrow walkway.
2. Naut.
a. an opening in the railing or bulwark of a ship, as that into which a gangplank fits.
b. gangplank.
c. an area of the weather deck of a ship, between the side and a deckhouse.
d. See accommodation ladder.
3. Railroads.
a. the space between the cab of a steam locomotive and its tender.
b. the side entrance of a diesel or electric locomotive.
4. Brit.
a. an aisle in a theater, restaurant, etc.
b. an aisle in the House of Commons separating the more influential members of the political parties from the younger, less influential members.
c. a runway in a theater.
5. a temporary path of planks, as at a building site.
6. Mining.a main passage or level.
7. Also called logway. the ramp up which logs are moved into a sawmill.

interj.
clear the way! out of the way!

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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