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1. an opening in a ship's side to take a gangplank
2. Chiefly US a ramp for logs leading into a sawmill
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
A principal underground haulage road.
A passageway into or out of an underground mine.
An opening in the rail or bulwarks of a ship through which one can enter or leave it.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
1. A platform or boardwalk erected over an unfinished building section to provide access for men and materials carriers.
2. British term for aisle.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.