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accommodation ladder

noun

  1. 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.


accommodation ladder

noun

  1. 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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Word History and Origins

Origin of accommodation ladder1

First recorded in 1760–70
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Example Sentences

He declared that he had no further business on board, and the trio went to the accommodation ladder.

The accommodation-ladder had not been unshipped since leaving Aden, and the man walked out on to the platform, as on to a balcony.

"I shall do the best I can to make it so," answered Christy, as he followed his companion down the accommodation ladder.

Half-way up the light, steep accommodation ladder Danjuro was waiting, perfectly calm and unconcerned.

"Help the young cub on board," said the captain, as he went up the accommodation ladder, followed by Percy.

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