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noun Mining.
  1. a vertical passageway with ladders.
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Origin of ladderway

First recorded in 1840–50; ladder + way1
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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