Definition of Gangboard

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

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



Definition of Gangboard

1. Noun. A board or plank used as a temporary footbridge between a ship and a dockside or any gap such as scaffolding. ¹

2. Noun. A board or plank placed within or without the bulwarks of a vessel's waist for lookouts to walk or stand on. ¹

3. Noun. The boards ending the hammock-nettings at either side of the entrance from the accommodation-ladder to the deck. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Gangboard

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

1. Ships' Boats: Their Qualities, Construction, Equipment, and Launching Appliances by Ernest Walter Blocksidge (1920)
"Type " A," need not ha,ve the square neck in way of the gangboard, but as the latter is somewhat weakened by being cut for the insertion of the eye at the ..."

2. Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute by United States Naval Institute (1894)
"Still more, this depth of seat and its resultant depth of gangboard below rowlock enable the sails and spars to be stowed at all times without difficulty, ..."

3. Works Issued by the Hakluyt Society by Hakluyt Society (1859)
"It is very deep and clear, so that the largest ship can come close to the walls, and place a gangboard to the shore. The land of Turkey is also very close ..."

4. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1887)
"... it was to start first, ran down the gangboard from bow to stern, propelling her with a pole, which he dropped on reaching his seat, and assumed his oar. ..."

5. A Naval History of the American Revolution by Gardner Weld Allen (1913)
"Our first It. hailed from the gangboard. . . . Our capt. ordered broadside and colors changed. She replied with 3 cheers and a broadside. ..."

6. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History and Politics of the Year (1851)
"After the cutter went down, young Whitcombe was observed partly on her gangboard, and with that and an oar attempting to save himself, but his strength ..."

7. Ships' Boats: Their Qualities, Construction, Equipment, and Launching Appliances by Ernest Walter Blocksidge (1920)
"Type " A," need not ha,ve the square neck in way of the gangboard, but as the latter is somewhat weakened by being cut for the insertion of the eye at the ..."

8. Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute by United States Naval Institute (1894)
"Still more, this depth of seat and its resultant depth of gangboard below rowlock enable the sails and spars to be stowed at all times without difficulty, ..."

9. Works Issued by the Hakluyt Society by Hakluyt Society (1859)
"It is very deep and clear, so that the largest ship can come close to the walls, and place a gangboard to the shore. The land of Turkey is also very close ..."

10. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1887)
"... it was to start first, ran down the gangboard from bow to stern, propelling her with a pole, which he dropped on reaching his seat, and assumed his oar. ..."

11. A Naval History of the American Revolution by Gardner Weld Allen (1913)
"Our first It. hailed from the gangboard. . . . Our capt. ordered broadside and colors changed. She replied with 3 cheers and a broadside. ..."

12. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History and Politics of the Year (1851)
"After the cutter went down, young Whitcombe was observed partly on her gangboard, and with that and an oar attempting to save himself, but his strength ..."

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