gang plank

gangplank

[gang-plangk]
noun
a flat plank or small, movable, bridgelike structure for use by persons boarding or leaving a ship at a pier.
Also called brow, gangway.


Origin:
1840–50, Americanism; gang1 + plank

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gangplank or gangway (ˈɡæŋˌplæŋk)
 
n
nautical a portable bridge for boarding and leaving a vessel at dockside
 
gangway or gangway
 
n

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