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A board or ramp used as a removable footway between a ship and a pier. Also called gangway.

[From gang, way (obsolete and dialectal).]
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(ˈɡæŋˌplæŋk) ,




(Nautical Terms) nautical a portable bridge for boarding and leaving a vessel at dockside
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a flat plank or small movable bridgelike structure for use by persons boarding or leaving a ship at a pier.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gangplank - a temporary bridge for getting on and off a vessel at docksidegangplank - a temporary bridge for getting on and off a vessel at dockside
footbridge, overcrossing, pedestrian bridge - a bridge designed for pedestrians
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[ˈgæŋplæŋk] N (Naut) → plancha f
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[ˈgæŋplæŋk] npasserelle fgang rape nviol m collectif
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nLaufplanke f, → Landungssteg m
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[ˈgæŋˌplæŋk] npasserella
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(ˈgӕŋplӕŋk) noun
(also ˈgangway) a movable bridge by which to get on or off a boat.
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References in classic literature ?
In fact, an hour earlier, as the Makambo's anchor was heaving out and while Captain Kellar was descending the port gangplank, Michael was coming on board through a starboard port-hole.
Some took him to the office and then to the ship, where he will not go aboard but halt at shore end of gangplank, and ask that the captain come to him.
He was in no friendly mood, when just at full tide, the thin man came up the gangplank again and asked to see where his box had been stowed.
Felicite, who did not recognise him, kept shouting: "Victor!" He suddenly raised his eyes, but while she was preparing to rush up to him, they withdrew the gangplank.
Once you've been given the right pass, you encounter a world of gangplanks, security queues and, on the quayside itself, the sheer spectacle of a seafaring liner up close.
A creaking, 330-foot cruise liner -- with steaming funnels and gangplanks -- was something Chanel's celebrity guests never imagined they'd see moored on the dry land of the French capital, let alone inside the city's Grand Palais.
He said raising the gangplanks had been a difficult decision and encouraged campaigners to get involved in securing its future, with more donations, volunteers and trustees needed.
The prisoners were herded up the gangplanks like goats, so many of them that I couldn't even see the captain and Mrs Elsa and Mari any more.
On the wooden gangplanks, the heel can get caught between the slats.