gangboard


gangboard
noun
a temporary bridge for getting on and off a vessel at dockside
Syn: ↑gangplank, ↑gangway
Hypernyms: ↑footbridge, ↑overcrossing, ↑pedestrian bridge

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ noun
Etymology: gang (I) + board
1. : a narrow platform extending from the quarterdeck to the forecastle of a deep-waisted ship for use especially as a passageway

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/gang"bawrd', -bohrd'/, n. Naut.
a raised walk on a sailing ship, crossing the waist and connecting the forecastle directly with the quarterdeck.
[1740-50; GANG1 + BOARD]

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gangˈboard noun (nautical)
A gangway, plank or platform for walking on
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Main Entry:gang

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • gangboard — gangboard, gang board gang board . a temporary bridge for getting on and off a vessel at dockside. Syn: gangplank, gang plank, gangway. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gangboard — /gang bawrd , bohrd /, n. Naut. a raised walk on a sailing ship, crossing the waist and connecting the forecastle directly with the quarterdeck. [1740 50; GANG1 + BOARD] * * * …   Universalium

  • gangboard — noun another term for gangplank …   English new terms dictionary

  • gangboard — /ˈgæŋbɔd/ (say gangbawd) noun a raised narrow walk on a boat, connecting the forecastle directly with the quarterdeck …   Australian English dictionary

  • gangboard n. = GANGPLANK. — ganger n. Brit. the foreman of a gang of workers, esp. navvies …   Useful english dictionary

  • gang board — gangboard gangboard, gang board gang board . a temporary bridge for getting on and off a vessel at dockside. Syn: gangplank, gang plank, gangway. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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