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monkey bridge

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

Origin of monkey bridge

First recorded in 1925–30
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