A movable plank, typically with cleats nailed on it, used by passengers to board or disembark from a ship or boat.
- 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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