gangboard

noun

Definition of gangboard

  1. 1 :  a narrow platform extending from the quarterdeck to the forecastle of a deep-waisted ship for use especially as a passageway

  2. 2 :  gangplank

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Origin and Etymology of gangboard

1gang + board


First Known Use: 1700


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