scaling ladder

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noun

a ladder for climbing high walls.

Nearby words

  1. scalia, antonin,
  2. scaliger,
  3. scaliger, joseph justus,
  4. scaliger, julius caesar,
  5. scaling,
  6. scall,
  7. scallawag,
  8. scalled,
  9. scallion,
  10. scallop

Origin of scaling ladder

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400

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British Dictionary definitions for scaling ladder

scaling ladder

noun

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