gangplank

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noun gang·plank \ˈgaŋ-ˌplaŋk\

Definition of gangplank

  1. :  a movable bridge used in boarding or leaving a ship at a pier

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Origin and Etymology of gangplank

gang- (as in gangway) + 1plank


GANGPLANK Defined for English Language Learners

gangplank

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Definition of gangplank for English Language Learners

  • : a board or other structure that people walk on to get on or off a ship


GANGPLANK Defined for Kids

gangplank

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noun gang·plank \ˈgaŋ-ˌplaŋk\

Definition of gangplank for Students

  1. :  a movable bridge from a ship to the shore



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