Definition of Gangplank

1. Noun. A temporary bridge for getting on and off a vessel at dockside.

Exact synonyms: Gangboard, Gangway
Generic synonyms: Footbridge, Overcrossing, Pedestrian Bridge

Definition of Gangplank

1. Noun. (nautical) A board used as a temporary footbridge between a ship and a dockside ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gangplank

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gangplank

ganglions
ganglioplegic
gangliosialidosis
ganglioside
ganglioside O-acetyltransferase
ganglioside galactosyltransferase
ganglioside lipidosis
gangliosides
gangliosidoses
gangliosidosis
gangliosidosis g(m1)
gangly
gangmaster
gangmasters
gangosa
gangplank (current term)
gangplanks
gangplow
gangplows
gangrape
gangraping
gangrel
gangrels
gangrenate
gangrenated
gangrenates
gangrenating
gangrene
gangrened
gangrenes

Literary usage of Gangplank

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Annotated Cases, American and English by H Noyes Greene, William Mark McKinney, David Shephard Garland (1918)
"He walked on to the gangplank for the purpose of boarding the ship, lost his balance, fell off, and was killed. The trial judge found that the primary cause ..."

2. Wharf Management, Stevedoring and Storage by Roy Samuel MacElwee, Thomas Rothwell Taylor (1921)
"A gangplank is laid between the wharf and the deck of the vessel, over which the longshoremen push hand trucks with their loads. ..."

3. American Railroad and Corporation Reports: Being a Collection of the Current by John Lewis (1895)
"The gangplank was adjusted so as to form a bridge or passageway between the ... She was on the gangplank, and with a single step more would have been on the ..."

4. The Road to France: The Transportation of Troops and Military Supplies, 1917 by Benedict Crowell, Robert Forrest Wilson (1921)
"276 Mail Sack at Head of gangplank " "276 Troop Mail Held at Hoboken " "277 A gangplank Leading into USAT Leviathan . . " 277 Reinforcing Rods Laid in ..."

5. The Giant Hand: Our Mobilization and Control of Industry and Natural by Benedict Crowell, Robert Forrest Wilson (1921)
"Presently the force of gangplank checkers came on duty. ... Each company marched to the gangplank by which it was to board the boat. ..."

6. Annotated Cases, American and English by H Noyes Greene, William Mark McKinney, David Shephard Garland (1918)
"He walked on to the gangplank for the purpose of boarding the ship, lost his balance, fell off, and was killed. The trial judge found that the primary cause ..."

7. Wharf Management, Stevedoring and Storage by Roy Samuel MacElwee, Thomas Rothwell Taylor (1921)
"A gangplank is laid between the wharf and the deck of the vessel, over which the longshoremen push hand trucks with their loads. ..."

8. American Railroad and Corporation Reports: Being a Collection of the Current by John Lewis (1895)
"The gangplank was adjusted so as to form a bridge or passageway between the ... She was on the gangplank, and with a single step more would have been on the ..."

9. The Road to France: The Transportation of Troops and Military Supplies, 1917 by Benedict Crowell, Robert Forrest Wilson (1921)
"276 Mail Sack at Head of gangplank " "276 Troop Mail Held at Hoboken " "277 A gangplank Leading into USAT Leviathan . . " 277 Reinforcing Rods Laid in ..."

10. The Giant Hand: Our Mobilization and Control of Industry and Natural by Benedict Crowell, Robert Forrest Wilson (1921)
"Presently the force of gangplank checkers came on duty. ... Each company marched to the gangplank by which it was to board the boat. ..."

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