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Gangplank vs. Gangway — What's the Difference?

Gangplank vs. Gangway — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Gangplank and Gangway

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Gangplank

A board or ramp used as a removable footway between a ship and a pier. Also called gangway.
Dec 03, 2022

Gangway

A raised platform or walkway providing a passage.
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Gangplank

(nautical) A board used as a temporary footbridge between a ship and a dockside.
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Gangway

A passage between rows of seats, especially in a theatre or aircraft.
Dec 03, 2022

Gangplank

A temporary bridge for getting on and off a vessel at dockside
Dec 03, 2022
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Gangway

Make way!
Dec 03, 2022

Gangway

A passage along either side of a ship's upper deck.
Dec 03, 2022

Gangway

See gangplank.
Dec 03, 2022

Gangway

An opening in the bulwark of a ship through which passengers may board.
Dec 03, 2022

Gangway

A narrow passageway, as of boards laid on the ground.
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Gangway

The main level of a mine.
Dec 03, 2022

Gangway

The aisle that divides the front and rear seating sections of the House of Commons.
Dec 03, 2022

Gangway

An aisle between seating sections, as in a theater.
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Gangway

Used to clear a passage through a crowded area.
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Gangway

A passageway through which to enter or leave, such as one between seating areas in an auditorium, or between two buildings.
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Gangway

An articulating bridge or ramp, such as from land to a dock or a ship.
Dec 03, 2022

Gangway

A temporary passageway, such as one made of planks.
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Gangway

A clear path through a crowd or a passageway with people.
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Gangway

(British) An aisle.
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Gangway

(nautical) A passage along either side of a ship's upper deck.
Dec 03, 2022

Gangway

(nautical) A passage through the side of a ship or an opening in the railing through which the ship may be boarded.
Dec 03, 2022

Gangway

(agriculture) An earthen and plank ramp leading from the stable yard into the upper storey or mow of a dairy barn.
Dec 03, 2022

Gangway

(Chicago) The narrow space between two buildings or houses, used to access the backyard/alleyway from the front.
Dec 03, 2022

Gangway

A passageway through a passenger car
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Gangway

To serve as, furnish with, or conduct oneself as though proceeding on a gangway.
Dec 03, 2022

Gangway

(to a crowd) Make way! Clear a path!
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Gangway

A passage or way into or out of any inclosed place; esp., a temporary way of access formed of planks.
Dec 03, 2022

Gangway

In the English House of Commons, a narrow aisle across the house, below which sit those who do not vote steadly either with the government or with the opposition.
Dec 03, 2022

Gangway

The opening through the bulwarks of a vessel by which persons enter or leave it.
Dec 03, 2022

Gangway

That part of the spar deck of a vessel on each side of the booms, from the quarter-deck to the forecastle; - more properly termed the waist.
Dec 03, 2022

Gangway

A temporary passageway of planks (as over mud on a building site)
Dec 03, 2022

Gangway

A temporary bridge for getting on and off a vessel at dockside
Dec 03, 2022

Gangway

Passageway between seating areas as in an auditorium or passenger vehicle or between areas of shelves of goods as in stores
Dec 03, 2022

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