Definition of Gangway

1. Noun. A temporary passageway of planks (as over mud on a building site).

Generic synonyms: Passageway



2. Noun. A temporary bridge for getting on and off a vessel at dockside.
Exact synonyms: Gangboard, Gangplank
Generic synonyms: Footbridge, Overcrossing, Pedestrian Bridge

3. Noun. Passageway between seating areas as in an auditorium or passenger vehicle or between areas of shelves of goods as in stores.
Exact synonyms: Aisle
Generic synonyms: Passageway

Definition of Gangway

1. n. A passage or way into or out of any inclosed place; esp., a temporary way of access formed of planks.

Definition of Gangway

1. Noun. A passageway through which to enter or leave, such as one between seating areas in an auditorium, or between two buildings. ¹

2. Noun. An articulating bridge or ramp, such as from land to a dock or a ship. ¹

3. Noun. A temporary passageway, such as one made of planks. ¹

4. Noun. (rare obsolete except dialectal) A clear path through a crowd or a passageway with people. ¹

5. Noun. (British) An aisle. ¹

6. Noun. (nautical) A passage along either side of a ship's upper deck. ¹

7. Noun. (nautical) A passage through the side of a ship or though a railing through which the ship may be boarded. ¹

8. Noun. (context: agricultural) An earthen and plank ramp leading from the stable yard into the upper storey or mow of a dairy barn. ¹

9. Interjection. (context: to a crowd) Make way! Clear a path! ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gangway

1. a passageway [n -WAYS] - See also: passageway

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Literary usage of Gangway

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Law Journal Reports: New Series (1883)
"His duty was to stand at the gangway, to give directions to the man ... Jones, the gangway man, was one of the fourteen men employed by the defendants. ..."

2. The Coal and Metal Miners' Pocketbook of Principles, Rules, Formulas, and Tables by Thomas J. Foster (1905)
"The sinking of a slope is similar to gangway driving, and the tracks and ... The timbering is very similar to gangway timbering, except that squared timber ..."

3. The Mine Foreman's Handbook of Practical and Theoretical Information on the by Robert Mauchline, Frank Ernest Brackett (1905)
"If a chamber or working place at an angle of 30* with the gangway is driven 100 yards and it is desired to connect the end of said chamber with the gangway ..."

4. Mining Practices by Engineering and Mining Journal (1919)
"A similar drift is driven at the same time from the opposite gangway, and these two ... The gangway sets are kept several floors below the slicing floor. ..."

5. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1892)
"6, is known as a " fast-end " gangway, as it is driven entirely in the solid, ... The face of the gangway, C, should be kept far enough ahead so that ..."

6. Mining Engineers' Handbook by Robert Peele (1918)
"Bulkheads с take the weight of mat off thc gangway- sets. the posts of which are cut below bulkheads at k. Ordinarily, bulkheads built in second slice and ..."

7. The Law Journal Reports: New Series (1883)
"His duty was to stand at the gangway, to give directions to the man ... Jones, the gangway man, was one of the fourteen men employed by the defendants. ..."

8. The Coal and Metal Miners' Pocketbook of Principles, Rules, Formulas, and Tables by Thomas J. Foster (1905)
"The sinking of a slope is similar to gangway driving, and the tracks and ... The timbering is very similar to gangway timbering, except that squared timber ..."

9. Coal Mining Described and Illustrated by Thomas H. Walton (1885)
"A schute is a passage turned from the gangway at right angles, and it is driven about nine feet wide and five feet high and timbered, as shown in Plate XXL* ..."

10. Mining Practices by Engineering and Mining Journal (1919)
"A similar drift is driven at the same time from the opposite gangway, and these two ... The gangway sets are kept several floors below the slicing floor. ..."

11. A Text-book of Coal-mining: For the Use of Colliery Managers and Others by Herbert William Hughes (1901)
"For greater security the gangway is driven along the roof of the seam, this position also allowing the coal chutes to be driven at a smaller angle, ..."

12. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1892)
"6, is known as a " fast-end " gangway, as it is driven entirely in the solid, ... The face of the gangway, C, should be kept far enough ahead so that ..."

13. The Mine Foreman's Handbook of Practical and Theoretical Information on the by Robert Mauchline, Frank Ernest Brackett (1905)
"204.08 — 100 = 104.08 yards, the distance west on the gangway from the bottom of the counter chute where the slant road will have to branch off from the ..."

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