scaling ladder

  1. a ladder for climbing high walls.

Origin of scaling ladder

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400

Words Nearby scaling ladder Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use scaling ladder in a sentence

  • Among them was Captain Bate, of the Actaeon, who was killed while about to mount a scaling ladder.

  • Cannon and ram and scaling-ladder are plied against the massive walls and heavy gates.

  • On p. 281 he states that nardubn is the name of a scaling-ladder and that Bbur mentions scaling ladders more than once.

    The Bbur-nma in English | Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
  • Alençon was already following his leader up a scaling-ladder.

    Joan of Arc | Laura E. Richards
  • At one stage of the attack she took a scaling-ladder, set it against the rampart, and was the first to mount.

British Dictionary definitions for scaling ladder

scaling ladder

  1. a ladder used to climb high walls, esp one used formerly to enter a besieged town, fortress, etc

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