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linkspan Line breaks: link|span
Pronunciation: /ˈlɪŋkspan/

Definition of linkspan in English:


A hinged bridge on the quay at a port or ferry terminal which can be connected with a ramp on a vessel to allow loading or unloading.
Example sentences
  • The floating pontoon - connecting the linkspan bridges to the ferry itself - has been put together in Poland.
  • The woman's body was recovered from the water near the ferry linkspan after police had received a report at 2.30 am that she had fallen into the sea.
  • The two new linkspans for the Stromness and Hatston ferry terminals have arrived in the county and expected in place by Wednesday.
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