To bring to the gangway

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To bring to the gangway to punish (a seaman) by flogging him at the gangway.
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Usage

In literature:

The Bellevite had been moved aft a little so as to bring the gangways of the two ships abreast of each other.
"A Victorious Union" by Oliver Optic
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