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  2  definitions  found 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  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}] 
  3:  passageway  between  seating  areas  as  in  an  auditorium  or 
  passenger  vehicle  or  between  areas  of  shelves  of  goods  as 
  in  stores  [syn:  {aisle}] 




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