flying-gangway

flying gangway

noun Nautical.
monkey bridge ( def 2 ).
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monkey bridge

noun Nautical.
2.
Also called flying gangway. a raised fore-and-aft catwalk permitting safe passage when the weather deck is washed by heavy seas.

Origin:
1925–30

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