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[gang-plangk] /ˈgæŋˌplæŋk/

a flat or small, movable, bridgelike structure for use by persons boarding or leaving a ship at a pier.
(nautical) a portable bridge for boarding and leaving a vessel at dockside

1846, American English, from gang + plank. Replacing earlier gang-board.


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