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scaling ladder

noun
  1. a ladder for climbing high walls.
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Origin of scaling ladder

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
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Examples from the Web for scaling ladder

Historical Examples of scaling ladder

  • Alençon was already following his leader up a scaling-ladder.

    Joan of Arc

    Laura E. Richards

  • 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

  • Without a scaling-ladder Patroclus "thrice clomb on the corner of the lofty wall," and was only thrust back by Apollo.

  • Joan took a scaling-ladder, set it against the rampart, and was the first to mount.


British Dictionary definitions for scaling ladder

scaling ladder

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