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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The attacker controls a great number of hosts on Internet and instructs them to send ICMP ECHO packets(IP addresses in the packet are false) to a set of hosts that are taken as gangplanks.
The liner drifted from the port wall, and in doing so, first snapped her mooring ropes and then moved far enough away to cause the gangplank to fall into the water.
After parking the car we headed up the gangplank to be greeted by an old man with a long grey pony tail who turned out to be a classmate of mine.
Cantilevered off the wall's yard side is a steel catwalk that functions as a sort of gangplank balcony off the master bedroom on the second floor of the house.
Based on the successful Gangplank organization started in Phoenix, Ariz.
Unforgettable River MANY rivers have I seen, both near and far Yet appealing as they were, none could ever stir Or part share the delight which always leapt in me At sight of the grey, oil-filmed Mersey Since moving witness of childhood's joy and woe To stand beside it on tip-toe Straining to see a broad-beamed ferry berth Then racing up its gangplank, as if to heaven from earth Waves in awesome tumult as it steadily turned With spumes of high-blown spray drenching The spreading wings of seabirds Strung like bunting over every crossing Many years have passed since last I did it view Had I known then what now I do Goodbye it should have been - not adieu But memories of its grey, oil-filmed surface Linger still, to always bring sweet solace by Lynne Munn, London
Also, a cameo for Paul McCartney as a pirate should have walked the gangplank.
The 27-year-old ran down the gangplank and immediately popped the question to Danielle Cotton, to the delight of the crowd of family and friends who had lined the jetty to greet the Type 45 destroyer.
Anything less than outright victory and it's the gangplank for him.
Writer, Director & Producer The cast of The White Star prepare to tread the gangplank