gangboard

gangboard

[gang-bawrd, -bohrd]
noun Nautical.
a raised walk on a sailing ship, crossing the waist and connecting the forecastle directly with the quarterdeck.

Origin:
1740–50; gang1 + board

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gangboard

noun
a temporary bridge for getting on and off a vessel at dockside [syn: gangplank
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