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[breez-wey] /ˈbrizˌweɪ/
a porch or roofed passageway open on the sides, for connecting two buildings, as a house and a garage.
Origin of breezeway
1930-35, Americanism; breeze1 + way1 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for breezeway
  • The suspect then walked through a breezeway of the complex, and officers on foot lost track of him.
  • Off of the kitchen through a large floor to ceiling doorway is an amazing breezeway great for entertaining.
  • The entrances to the buildings are at either end of the breezeway.
  • There is no auditorium in this building, and it consists of two wings separated by an open-air breezeway.
  • The fire began in the garage, which is separated from the main portion of the house by a connected breezeway.
  • The two openings were connected by a breezeway that ran between the two compartments inside the bag house.
  • Forklift is used to move pallets into sign shop storage area along breezeway.
  • Proceed through the main breezeway to access the elevators in the south lobby.
  • Alabamians once sought relief from the heat of dog days on the open breezeway of a dogtrot house.
  • The covered verandas, large windows, and breezeway halls took advantage of the natural light and sea breezes.
British Dictionary definitions for breezeway


a roofed passageway connecting two buildings, sometimes with the sides enclosed
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Word Origin and History for breezeway

1904, American English, from breeze (n.) + way.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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