[ lad-er-wey ]
/ ˈlæd ərˌweɪ /
a vertical passageway with ladders.
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Perhaps this house contained the engineer's stateroom and that of his assistant, as well as a ladderway to the engine room.The Pioneer Steamship Savannah: A Study for a Scale Model|Howard I. Chapelle