accommodation ladder

noun
a portable flight of steps, usually having a small platform at each end, suspended at the side of a vessel to give access to and from boats alongside.

Origin:
1760–70

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accommodation ladder
 
n
nautical a flight of stairs or a ladder for lowering over the side of a ship for access to and from a small boat, pier, etc

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Example sentences
The accommodation ladder was down, but did not reach the barge.
Where practical, a gangway or accommodation ladder should be provided.
The dock shall have a suitable landing area to receive the vessel's accommodation ladder at any water level.
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