gangway


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gangway

1. an opening in a ship's side to take a gangplank
2. Chiefly US a ramp for logs leading into a sawmill

gangway

[′gaŋ‚wā]
(mining engineering)
A principal underground haulage road.
A passageway into or out of an underground mine.
(naval architecture)
An opening in the rail or bulwarks of a ship through which one can enter or leave it.

gangway

1. A platform or boardwalk erected over an unfinished building section to provide access for men and materials carriers.
2. British term for aisle.
References in classic literature ?
Conyers suddenly made his appearance in the gangway, followed by Olive.
He took the bag--money clinking inside it--and slipped up the gangway with it.
Burns ap- peared at the gangway carried on a stretcher, the doctor himself walked by its side.
A portion of several boards holding together had fallen across the rail, and one end protruded overboard, like a gangway leading upon nothing, like a gangway leading over the deep sea, leading to death--as if inviting us to walk the plank at once and be done with our ridiculous troubles.
Chattering meanwhile in a language we could not understand, and clutching at ropes and gangways, they swarmed up the ship's side with such speed and agility that they almost seemed to fly.
No sooner had Carthoris and the others joined me than we commenced the transportation of our men through the submerged passage to the mouth of the gangways which lead from the submarine pool at the temple end of the watery tunnel to the pits of Issus.
When the water hath planks, when gangways and railings o'erspan the stream, verily, he is not believed who then saith: "All is in flux.
Have not all railings and gangways fallen into the water?
The licensing unit attended the game and noted that despite the efforts of the Club, the gangway in the upper tier nearest the Park End stand was closed over by spectators standing in the gangway.
Tenders are invited for Lifting of partly submerged heavy type Steel main gangway of Clock Tower Jetty from river bed with the help of required tools, plants, crafts, equipments crafts/vessels/launches as required including the services of Diver with all necessary diving equipments for making arrangement of lifting the submerged portion of gangway embedded in the river bed.
In November, 15 people fell to their deaths when a gangway collapsed during a tour of the ship in France.