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Definition of gangway noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    gangway

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈɡæŋweɪ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡæŋweɪ//
     
    In the theatre, Parts of a plane, Parts of boats and ships
     
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  1. 1(British English) a passage between rows of seats in a theatre, an aircraft, etc. compare aisle See related entries: In the theatre, Parts of a plane
  2. 2a bridge placed between the side of a ship and land so people can get on and off See related entries: Parts of boats and ships
  3. Extra examples Do not leave luggage in the gangway. Down the centre was a narrow gangway. I made my way along the narrow gangway. They finally agreed to let us on board and we climbed the gangway. They staggered down the gangway to the quay. His suitcase was blocking the gangway.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: gangway