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gangplank Syllabification: gang·plank
Pronunciation: /ˈɡaNGˌplaNGk/

Definition of gangplank in English:


A movable plank used as a ramp to board or disembark from a ship or boat.
Example sentences
  • Passengers descend a gangplank to access two rowboats, and many more appear already to have disembarked.
  • With that said the captain turned and walked back up the gangplank to the ship and began shouting orders to his crew.
  • He turned and walked back up the gangplank to the ship.

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Pronunciation: ɪˈnɒkjʊəs
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