a corridor, as in a building.
an entrance hall.

1875–80, Americanism hall + way

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hallway (ˈhɔːlˌweɪ)
a hall or corridor

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Example sentences
The hallway was filled with smoke and with coughing, bleeding people who were
  stumbling around, disoriented.
Generous built-in shelving allows the hallway to double as a library.
With a loud bang he threw an empty box on the pile of rubbish in the hallway
  and then went heavily down the stairs.
The official came upon a little party of four drinking beer out of the cover of
  a milk-can in the hallway.
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