Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as gang-board, Gang-plank is the usual word in the United States.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • When Daughtry sauntered along the main deck a few minutes later and paused for a gossip with the customs officer and a quartermaster at the head of the gang-plank, Captain Duncan little dreamed that his casual glance was resting on his steward for the last time.

    CHAPTER X

  • He watched him go down the gang-plank empty-handed, with no dog at his heels, and stroll off along the wharf under the electric lights.

    CHAPTER X

  • The gang-plank being on the port side, Dag Daughtry paddled around to the starboard and brought the canoe to a stop under a certain open port.

    CHAPTER 2

  • And so, fresh from the soft southern world, these dogs, trotting down the gang-plank and out upon the Yukon shore had but to see White

    The Enemy of His Kind

  • Men were scurrying down the gang-plank to the shore.

    The Long Trail

  • The gang-plank was hauled in, and the Aurora swung out from the bank.

    The Long Trail

  • Near the gang-plank, Scott was shaking hands with Matt, who was preparing to go ashore.

    The Long Trail

  • "I'll come back, dear Jees Uck, before the first snow flies," he promised her, between the last kisses at the gang-plank.

    THE STORY OF JEES UCK

  • What of the sick men in the main cabin, and of the crowded condition of the Golden Rocket, the likeliest place for the ceremony was found forward, on the lower deck, in an open space next to the rail and gang-plank and shaded by the mountain of freight with the big box on top and the sleeping dog beside it.

    Flush of Gold

  • When half a dozen men started to carry him up the gang-plank, he awoke, reached for the grip, and clung to it like a drowning man.

    Trust

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