The definition of a gangway is a passage way.
The definition of a ladder is something made of two parallel side pieces with evenly spaced cross bars used for climbing, or a rising increase in levels.
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(Aviation) A place where an aircraft parks, next to a terminal, for loading and unloading (see also apron)
Find another word for gangplank. In this page you can discover 10 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for gangplank, like: gangway, plank, bridge, ladder, approach, ramp, gangboard, forecastle, and companionway.