Meaning of “gangplank” in the English Dictionary

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"gangplank" in British English

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gangplanknoun [ C ]

uk /ˈɡæŋ.plæŋk/ us /ˈɡæŋ.plæŋk/

a board or similar object put between a boat or ship and the land, so that people can get on and off

(Definition of “gangplank” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"gangplank" in American English

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gangplanknoun [ C ]

us /ˈɡæŋˌplæŋk/ also gangway, /ˈɡæŋˌweɪ/

a board or similar object put between a ship and the land so that people can get on and off

(Definition of “gangplank” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)