accommodation ladder


noun

a portable flight of steps, usually having a small platform at each end, suspended at the side of a vessel to give access to and from boats alongside.

Nearby words

  1. accommodating,
  2. accommodation,
  3. accommodation address,
  4. accommodation bill,
  5. accommodation collar,
  6. accommodation line,
  7. accommodation platform,
  8. accommodation reflex,
  9. accommodation train,
  10. accommodationist

Origin of accommodation ladder

First recorded in 1760–70

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accommodation ladder

noun

nautical a flight of stairs or a ladder for lowering over the side of a ship for access to and from a small boat, pier, etc
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