noun Building Trades.
an inclined plank with transverse cleats.
These Food Names Aren’t What You Think They AreWhen you see mountain oysters on the menu, don’t expect a lovely plate of mollusks caught at the base of Black Mountain in San Francisco Bay.
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Hip-boots did little good, for the "chicken-ladder" trench floor had been badly smashed by the shelling.Huts in Hell|Daniel A. Poling