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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.


sea ladder

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of sea ladder1

First recorded in 1900–05

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Example Sentences

This delayed him somewhat in getting down the sea ladder, performing the feat with one free hand being rather awkward.

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

“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.

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