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flying gangway

noun, Nautical
1.
monkey bridge (def 2).

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
1925-1930
1925-30
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