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passage +‎ way


passageway (plural passageways)

  1. A covered walkway, between rooms or buildings.
    • 1994, Stephen Fry, The Hippopotamus Chapter 2
      The door of the twins' room opposite was open; a twenty-watt night-light threw a weak yellow glow into the passageway. David could hear the twins breathing in time with each other.
  2. Any way for passing in, out or through something.
    • 1960 November, “New electric multiple-units for British Railways: Glasgow Suburban”, in Trains Illustrated, page 660:
      The units have transverse seats, two and three astride the passageway with single or double longitudinal seats alongside the two entrance vestibules in each car.