Gang"way` (?), n. [See Gang, v. i.]


A passage or way into or out of any inclosed place; esp., a temporary way of access formed of planks.


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. Naut.

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

4. Naut.

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 ladder, a ladder rigged on the side of a vessel at the gangway. -- To bring to the gangway, to punish (a seaman) by flogging him at the gangway.


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