Definition of gangplank
: a movable bridge used in boarding or leaving a ship at a pier
Recent Examples of gangplank from the Web
On the gangplank, locals line up, waiting — some on four-wheelers, some with dogs, some with carts.
As the gangplank lowers, the crowd forms a haphazard line and marches down the dock and onboard.
Then things went awry: The female and the cygnet ducked under a gangplank and escaped downstream.
This large wooden ship has lidded storage, a retractable gangplank, cloth sails, four molded pirates (including a captain with a hook), two cannons, two sharks, a gunpowder keg, and more!
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GANGPLANK Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of gangplank for Students
: a movable bridge from a ship to the shore
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