Gangway ladder
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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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ladder — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. stairway, step stool, steps, scale; see stairs . Ladders include: stepladder, rope ladder, ship s ladder, stern ladder, accommodation ladder, fireman s scaling ladder, extension ladder, companionway, collapsing ladder,… …   English dictionary for students

  • gangway — /ˈgæŋweɪ / (say gangway) noun 1. a passageway. 2. Nautical a. any of various passageways on a ship, as that between the rail and the cabins or houses on the deck. b. an opening or removable section of a ship s rail for the gangplank. c. →… …   Australian English dictionary

  • gangway — gangwayed, adj. n. /gang way /; interj. /gang way /, n. 1. a passageway, esp. a narrow walkway. 2. Naut. a. an opening in the railing or bulwark of a ship, as that into which a gangplank fits. b. gangplank. c. an area of the weather deck of a… …   Universalium

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Accommodation ladder — Accommodation Ac*com mo*da tion, n. [L. accommodatio, fr. accommodare: cf. F. accommodation.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of fitting or adapting, or the state of being fitted or adapted; adaptation; adjustment; followed by to. The organization of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scale — Synonyms and related words: Danish balance, Indian file, Lambert conformal projection, Mercator projection, Miller projection, Roman balance, Weightometer, accommodation ladder, adjust, aeronautical chart, alloy balance, amount, amplitude,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • ТРАП ЗАБОРТНЫЙ — (Gangway ladder) трап особого устройства, устанавливаемый на бортах судна при его стоянке на якоре, для входа на судно и схода с него. Трап забортный. В зависимости от того, на каком борту установлен, получает наименование правого или левого.… …   Морской словарь

  • manrope — /man rohp /, n. Naut. a rope placed at the side of a gangway, ladder, or the like, to serve as a rail. [1760 70; MAN1 + ROPE] * * * …   Universalium

  • gangplank — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. plank, bridge, gangway, ladder, approach, ramp …   English dictionary for students

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