sea ladder

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noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for sea ladder

sea ladder

noun

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