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English Dictionary: gangway by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  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
    Synonym(s): 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
    Synonym(s): aisle, gangway
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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
            the gangway.
      {To bring to the gangway}, to punish (a seaman) by flogging
            him at the gangway.
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