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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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When the nodes as gangplanks receive those cheating requests, they send response packets to target websites.
ONE of the more unusual landmarks in Cardiff Bay is raising its gangplanks for a few months.
EACH time the door opened, I could hear sounds from the harbour outside, crates being dragged down gangplanks, men's voices shouting instructions, the chugging of engines, and heavy coils of rope being flung onto the jetty.
Now officers hope she will arrive on Thursday, June 19 for a five-day visit and open its gangplanks to the public.
Crews and their families built gangplanks across the mud flats to get to the pub for supplies.
In emotional scenes, the crews ran down the gangplanks into the arms of their loved ones.
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.