Gangplank meaning

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A board or ramp used as a removable footway between a ship and a pier.
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A narrow, movable platform or ramp forming a bridge by which to board or leave a ship.
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(nautical) A board used as a temporary footbridge between a ship and a dockside.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of gangplank - gang plank

Origin of gangplank

  • From gang way (obsolete and dialectal)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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

    From Wiktionary