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gangplank

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

Origin of gangplank

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50; gang1 + plank
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British Dictionary definitions for gangplank

gangplank

gangway

/ (ˈɡæŋˌplæŋk) /

noun
nautical a portable bridge for boarding and leaving a vessel at dockside
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