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Topic: TRANSPORT

Date: 1600-1700
Origin: gang 'going, way' ( GANG1) + way

gangway

noun
     
gang‧way [countable]
1TBBTT a space between two rows of seats in a theatre, bus, or train [= aisle]
2TTW a large board or steps between a boat and the shore for people to walk down
3

gangway!

spoken used to tell people in a crowd to let someone go through
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