Definition of passerelle in English:

passerelle

(also passarelle)

noun

  • 1Chiefly Architecture. A footbridge.

  • 2Nautical. A gangplank, a boarding ramp.

Origin

Late 19th century (in an earlier sense). From French passerelle footbridge, ship's bridge, gangplank from passer + -elle, diminutive suffix.

Pronunciation

passerelle

/ˌpasəˈrɛl/