To bring to the gangway
Gangway Gang"way`, n. [See {Gang}, v. i.] 1. A passage or way into or out of any inclosed place; esp., a temporary way of access formed of planks. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

3. (Naut.) The opening through the bulwarks of a vessel by which persons enter or leave it. [1913 Webster]

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. --Totten. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


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