gangplank gangplank  /ˈɡæŋ ˌplæŋk/


  • (n) a temporary bridge for getting on and off a vessel at dockside



  1. This week the whole zoo, accompanied by some 1,000 birds, will make its way up the gangplank, two by two.
  2. When the Premier and his Ministers walked down the gangplank, hundreds of stolid Norwegians wept.
  3. The others climbed up into the official car, to be photographed with Franklin Roosevelt when he emerged on the rear platform to descend by the gangplank.


  1. A Better Tucson Through Coding

    At 8:55 am Saturday morning Gangplank was very quiet, with only a few people enjoying a breakfast of bagels donated by Bruegger's Bagels. Then 9 am rolled around and enthusiastic citizens began pouring through the doors.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
    on July 29, 2013     Source: Tucson Weekly

  2. Gangplank to a Warm Future

    Because of methane leaks, shale gas is not a “bridge” to a renewable energy future — it’s a gangplank to more warming and away from truly clean energy investments.
    on July 28, 2013     Source: New York Times

  3. 24 Hour Code Competition Aims to Tackle Civic Issues With the Force of Technology

    Start-up Tucson and Gangplank are hosting a civic code competition, sponsored by Maker House, to engage Tucson developers and designers in civic problem-solving. (PRWeb July 25, 2013) Read the full story at
    on July 25, 2013     Source: PRWeb


  1. "Mindful of the honour being given to the ship, we designed the Hillary Step - a gangplank with five steps leading down to a small platform only about a hand's breadth above the water," said John Lister, the chief executive of the Spirit of...
    on Feb 28, 2008 By: John Lister Source: New Zealand Herald

  2. "On the sets of Anuradha, a spot boy fell from the gangplank high above us and fractured both his legs," Naidu writes. "The crew seemed willing to continue as if nothing much had happened. I was appalled at this and went on strike. I refused...
    on Jun 12, 2010 By: Leela Naidu Source: Daily News & Analysis

  3. "Jerry was at the dock in New York harbour. He was carrying a suit in case I had no clothes," Mr Stoller recalled yesterday. "He ran down the gangplank and said, 'Mike, you're OK.' I said, 'We're all right.' He said, 'We have a smash hit!...
    on Jul 26, 2006 By: Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller Source: Times Online

Word of the Day
ennui ennui
/ɛ ˈnu i /