from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A board or ramp used as a removable footway between a ship and a pier. Also called gangway.
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- n. A board used as a temporary footbridge between a ship and a dockside
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a temporary bridge for getting on and off a vessel at dockside
First down the gangplank was an Irish teenager named Annie Moore who subsequently became the poster child for the immigrant dream in a nation of immigrants.
Standing at the top of the gangplank was the man that I was being kicked off the flight for.
Actually, I don't know whether it's really called a gangplank or not.
A little later the houseboat was rubbing along the grassy bank, and the water was so deep close to shore that there was really no need of putting out the board, called the "gangplank," for any one to get off.
They have everything in Myrtle Beach from dark and seedy rooms where older women walk a kind of gangplank through the barroom-clubs that don't even have signs out front-to elegant, softly lit marble-lined dreamscapes full of diaphanously-gowned young women.
I grabbed the little bag with what clothes I had managed to pack and sprinted to the gangplank, hoping she wouldn't change her mind in disgust.
One showed Bob and Edie coming on board and standing at the top of the gangplank.
It's not the turbines and it's not the foundations that are the big problems, it's the weather, said Dave Armstrong, whose company North Sea Logistics runs 22 turbine-support ships, and whose hinged gangplank is one of the winning ideas.
He walked down the gangplank and he pretty much walked on his own and he was then taken off on a stretcher, an eye witness told the Boston Herald.
Wotan and other gods suggest the carelessly idle rich of pre-World War I: They drink champagne and romp up to Valhalla on a gangplank that could be leading to the disastrous Titanic.
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