Gangboard meaning

A board or plank used as a temporary footbridge between a ship and a dockside or any gap such as scaffolding.
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A board or plank placed within or without the bulwarks of a vessel's waist for lookouts to walk or stand on.

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The boards ending the hammock-nettings at either side of the entrance from the accommodation-ladder to the deck.
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Origin of gangboard

  • From gang (“way, path, course of travel”) +‎ board (“plank”)

    From Wiktionary