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- Hyphenation: fall‧way
fallway (plural fallways)
- (US) A well or opening, through the successive floors of a factory or warehouse or the decks of a ship, providing access for goods, material, or people.
1940, “School Building Problems Solved by Kernerators”, in American School & University, volume 12, page 113, column 2:
- In existing buildings where no flue is available either large enough to provide a fallway or located conveniently for hopper doors, a basement-fed KERNERATOR provides all of the advantages except the hopper-door convenience
- A hydraulic canal, as for a water-powered mill.
1935, Louis Fischer, Soviet Journey:
- The remaining fallways are dry; the water that would otherwise beautify them is caught by the maw of the power station