Gangway

Definition of Gangway

Gang´way`
n.1.A passage or way into or out of any inclosed place; esp., a temporary way of access formed of planks.
2.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.
3.(Naut.) The opening through the bulwarks of a vessel by which persons enter or leave it.
4.(Naut.) 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.
Gangway ladder
a ladder rigged on the side of a vessel at the gangway.
To bring to the gangway
to punish (a seaman) by flogging him at the gangway.

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