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gangboard

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

First recorded in 1740–50; gang1 + board
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