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Synonyms for gangway

a temporary passageway of planks (as over mud on a building site)

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a temporary bridge for getting on and off a vessel at dockside

passageway between seating areas as in an auditorium or passenger vehicle or between areas of shelves of goods as in stores


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The ship's company, crowding into the gangway to view the sight, soon arrested her majesty's attention.
I'd give my wage an' share to see him at the gangway o' the old Ohio 'fore we quit floggin'.
The gangway was removed and the vessel indulged in the awkward evolutions that were to detach her from the land.
Mother, will you be so good as to put a chair for the other lady and get out of the gangway.
This last had begun and ended in the same minute; in another we were at the starboard gangway, tumbling helter-skelter aboard the lowered long-boat.
They took the risk of running against one of the ship's officers and being hustled down the gangway with the toe of a boot to speed their going.
Down forward, near the gangway to the men's mess, stood a little group of air sailors looking at something that was hidden from him in a recess.
Though the performance was proceeding, he walked deliberately down the carpeted gangway, his sword and spurs slightly jingling and his handsome perfumed head held high.
She did not see that Hewet kept looking at her across the gangway, between the figures of waiters hurrying past with plates.
Suddenly as he swung round by the companion-way he found himself confronted by a newcomer who came staggering out from the gangway.
Ralph waved his hand to them from the top of the gangway.
Upright pipes, serving as stanchions, were being screwed into the top of the Arangi's rail so that they served to support three strands of barbed wire that ran completely around the vessel, being broken only at the gangway for a narrow space of fifteen inches.
It was an organized move on the part of the sailors, evidently countenanced by the captain; for by the time we arrived where the gangway had been, it was being hoisted up, and the skiff, slung in the ship's davits, was likewise flying aloft out of reach.
The boys made a dash of it for the gangway platform, swimming the fastest strokes they knew, pellmell, floundering and splashing, fright in their faces, clambering out with jumps and surges, any way to get out, lending one another a hand to safety, till all were strung along the gangway and peering down into the water.
And it brought off a man that soared up the gangway three jumps at a time he was that eager to get aboard.