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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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The routers of target hosts receive a lot of packets sent by gangplanks websites so that routers are unable to deal with legal requests.
The IP addresses of target hosts are filled in the original IP address in IP packets and then these packets are sent to the hosts without being infected as gangplanks.
He said raising the gangplanks had been a difficult decision and encouraged campaigners to get involved in securing its future, with more donations, volunteers and trustees needed.
The gangplanks would crash down on to the stage, then reverberate with the sound of drumming feet.
The focus is also on transporting pleasure boats, bulk removal of garbage/junk, setting out of large fenders and gangplanks to ship.
Since there's so much walking involved between the Maritime Museum and the Ports O' Call Village, as well as those slippery gangplanks and ship decks, you'll need flat, rubber-soled shoes.
More than 600 relatives and friends waited at the harbour for several hours for his ship and HMS Marlborough to come in, and crew ran down the gangplanks to meet them.
On the wooden gangplanks, the heel can get caught between the slats.
Apart from pedicab drivers, street workers are also happy when it rains as they charge people a few pesos to cross flooded streets using narrow gangplanks.