AskDefine | Define gangplank

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gangplank n : a temporary bridge for getting on and off a vessel at dockside [syn: gangboard, gangway]

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  1. A board used as a temporary footbridge between a ship and a dockside


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Bifrost, access, adit, air lock, approach, bascule bridge, bateau bridge, bridge, cantilever bridge, catwalk, corridor, drawbridge, entrance, entranceway, entry, entryway, floating bridge, flyover, footbridge, gangboard, gangway, hall, in, ingress, inlet, intake, lift bridge, means of access, opening, overbridge, overcrossing, overpass, passage, passageway, pontoon bridge, rope bridge, span, stepping-stone, stepstone, suspension bridge, swing bridge, toll bridge, vestibule, viaduct, way, way in
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