1) A word for a way or road out of a township or hamlet, often one which was used regularly by cattle on their way to pasture.
The term has an Old English origin and it occurs frequently in Yorkshire documents over a wide area: 1189-99 xv acris terre ... inter Vtghang Johannis de Laxington et Vtghang de Skeltun, Howden
1324 usque ad portam de Norwragrene et sic transeundo per viam suam que dicitur le Owtegange, Healaugh
1413 ‘abutted on a meadow ... on the north side and le Westutgange on the south ... the said utgang’, Bagby
c.1450 common pastur’ to all their bestes ... with fre entre and goynge owte to the mor’ by a large way, the qwhyche is called the owtegang, New Malton
c.1516 apud le owte gange abbuttandam super Todhill gate, Wombwell. A few examples point to the outgang as a way to a neighbouring locality: 1442 ‘a Watergate in the outegange which leads to the forest of Galtres’, York. Settlement sites might take their name from a location adjoining the way: 1301 De Galfrido Atteoutgang’ iiijs jd, Wath
1608 John Hyl of the outgange, Malham.