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Accommodation ladder   /əkˌɑmədˈeɪʃən lˈædər/   Listen
Accommodation ladder

(nautical) a portable ladder hung over the side of a vessel to give access to small boats alongside.

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"Accommodation ladder" Quotes from Famous Books

... told the two lads to get down off the poop on to the main-deck, where they would be sheltered to a certain extent by the high bulwarks of the ship. In obedience to this command they hurried down the starboard accommodation ladder, whilst Cavendish made his way down the one on the port side, and all three ...
— Across the Spanish Main - A Tale of the Sea in the Days of Queen Bess • Harry Collingwood

... took the hand of his son, and though neither of them wept, both of them were under the influence of the strongest emotions. Christy accompanied his father to the accommodation ladder, and shook hands with him again as he embarked in his boat. His mother and his sister had been on board that day, and the young commander had parted from them with quite as much emotion as on the present ...
— On The Blockade - SERIES: The Blue and the Gray Afloat • Oliver Optic

Words linked to "Accommodation ladder" :   seafaring, sailing, sea ladder, navigation, sea steps

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