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sea ladder

noun
  1. a set of rungs fixed to the side of a vessel, forming a ladder from the weather deck to the water line.
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Origin of sea ladder

First recorded in 1900–05
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Examples from the Web for sea ladder

Historical Examples

  • These two had long since waived the formality of the sea-ladder.

    The Camp Fire Girls on a Yacht

    Margaret Love Sanderson

  • “Great stuff, you kids, but I am too fat and have to wend my middle-aged way down the sea-ladder,” and Mr. Wing did it.

    The Camp Fire Girls on a Yacht

    Margaret Love Sanderson


British Dictionary definitions for sea ladder

sea ladder

noun
  1. a rope ladder, set of steps, etc, by which a boat may be boarded at sea
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