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[wawk-wey] /ˈwɔkˌweɪ/
any passage for walking, especially one connecting the various areas of a ship, factory, park, etc.
a garden path or walk.
the front walk of a house, leading from the door to the sidewalk or road.
skybridge (def 2).
Origin of walkway
1785-95, Americanism; walk + way1 Unabridged
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  • They had just crossed the broad plaza at Fifty-ninth Street and entered the walkway that leads to the Mall.

    The Foolish Virgin Thomas Dixon
  • "See—over there on the walkway toward the play area," she said.

    Anything You Can Do Gordon Randall Garrett
  • When they stood upon the walkway and had started toward home, her father paused.

    The Homesteader Oscar Micheaux
  • There was a walkway in the center of the street with room for a multitude.

    The Fifth-Dimension Tube William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • He rammed it under a drum of gasoline and ran it to the walkway nearest to the floating plane.

  • He felt the rigidity of paralysis leaving his arms as he was lifted, helped along the walkway to a security car.

    The Victor Bryce Walton
  • Throttling his sudden anger, Alan nodded curtly at the officer and stepped off the walkway.

    Starman's Quest Robert Silverberg
  • The walkway led to a small structure made of wooden slats, from which Daoud heard fluttering and cooing.

  • There was a platform that sat in the middle of the fiery lake, connected to the tunnel I had come from by a walkway of stone.

    The Revolutions of Time Jonathan Dunn
British Dictionary definitions for walkway


a path designed, and sometimes landscaped, for pedestrian use
a passage or path connecting buildings
a passage or path, esp one for walking over machinery, etc
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