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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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Have not all railings and gangways fallen into the water?
The ship's company, crowding into the gangway to view the sight, soon arrested her majesty's attention.
If so be that there is truth in the saying, and I commanded along shore here, as your honor does, why, d'ye see, I’d bring him to the gangway for it, yet.
Can't be any of the fleet," said Disko, peering under his eyebrows, a hand on the fo'c'sle gangway as the solid bows hatcheted into the troughs.
They darted to and fro across the gangway, looking for each other and for their scattered parcels; they separated and reunited, they exclaimed and declared, they eyed with dismay the occupants of the forward quarter, who seemed numerous enough to sink the vessel, and their voices sounded faint and far as they rose to Vogelstein's ear over the latter's great tarred sides.
The steward had by previous instructions early breakfast prepared, and it was not long before they went down the gangway on shore in search of the carriage.
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.
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.