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Definition of Gangway


  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. The opening through the bulwarks of a vessel by which persons enter or leave it.
  4. 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.

Gangway Translations

gangway in Danish is landgang
gangway in Dutch is overgang, passage, doorgang
gangway in German is Gang
gangway in Norwegian is fallrep, landgang
gangway in Spanish is paso