gangplank


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gangplank

, gangway
Nautical a portable bridge for boarding and leaving a vessel at dockside

gangplank

[′gaŋ‚plaŋk]
(naval architecture)
A long, narrow, movable bridge or plank from a ship to a pier or to another ship alongside.
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EASY ACCESS Elizabeth and Jacob Studeley negotiate the new gangplank.
They caught a taxi back to the ship and were walking the gangplank on to the boat when Alf slipped.
A woman passenger was killed when the gangplank collapsed and she hit her head on the side of the ship, while the Yorktown Clipper was debarking in Juneau, Alaska, in June 1994,'' Grizzle said.
As you descend the gangplank, still savouring the taste of how the other half live, you are left wishing for that elusive lottery windfall.
Mr Noel-Smith, 45, was reunited with his wife Elizabeth, who had travelled from England, and the pair posed for waiting photographers on the ship's gangplank.
But I am still steering this ship and have no intention of walking the gangplank.
Monkhouse replied: "There's no one else anywhere like Michael who is prepared to walk up a gangplank without knowing whether the ship is there.
Sullen and defeated, 317 Vietnamese boat people shuffled down a gangplank into the hold of a Malaysian navy landing craft Thursday morning, the first to be sent back home by ship as refugee camps in Southeast Asia prepare to close down for good.
With the waters gently lapping against the hull, you walk across the gangplank and it is as if you are entering a different world.
As the Adelphi closes its doors in Hotel, prepare to walk up the gangplank of the Galaxy and be entertained by the little dramas involving Jane, the stagestruck singer, and Amanda, the stressed-out hostess.
We made it 5 minutes before they pulled up the gangplank,'' George added.
Mr Noel-Smith,45, was reunited with his wife Elizabeth, who had travelled from England,and the pair posed for waiting photographers on the ship's gangplank.