/gang"plangk'/, n.
a flat plank or small, movable, bridgelike structure for use by persons boarding or leaving a ship at a pier. Also called brow, gangway.
[1840-50, Amer.; GANG1 + PLANK]

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  • gangplank — ► NOUN ▪ a movable plank used to board or disembark from a ship or boat …   English terms dictionary

  • gangplank — ☆ gangplank [gaŋ′plaŋk΄ ] n. [< gang, a going (see GANG1) + PLANK] a narrow, movable platform or ramp forming a bridge by which to board or leave a ship …   English World dictionary

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  • gangplank — noun Date: 1846 a movable bridge used in boarding or leaving a ship at a pier …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • gangplank — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. plank, bridge, gangway, ladder, approach, ramp …   English dictionary for students

  • gangplank — gang|plank [ˈgæŋplæŋk] n [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: gang going, way ( GANG1) + plank] a board for walking on between a boat and the shore, or between two boats …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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