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noun [C] uk   /ˈɡæŋ.plæŋk/ us  
a board or similar object put between a boat or ship and the land, so that people can get on and off
Translations of “gangplank”
in Spanish plancha…
in French passerelle…
in German die Landungsbrücke…
in Chinese (Traditional) (搭在船與岸間供上下船用的)跳板…
in Chinese (Simplified) (搭在船与岸间供上下船用的)跳板…
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