monkey bridge


noun Nautical.

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

Nearby words

  1. monkery,
  2. monkey,
  3. monkey bars,
  4. monkey block,
  5. monkey bread,
  6. monkey business,
  7. monkey climb,
  8. monkey fist,
  9. monkey flower,
  10. monkey flush

Origin of monkey bridge

First recorded in 1925–30

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