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companion ladder

noun, Nautical
1.
an inboard ladder or stair, as in a companionway.
Origin of companion ladder
1820-1830
1820-30
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  • "Sorry, but I can't go," he called as he turned toward the companion ladder.

    The Valley of the Giants Peter B. Kyne
  • But search as he would he could find no outlet to the hold, no stairway, no companion ladder.

    The Octopus Frank Norris
  • Followed by his gun crew he dashed out of the forecastle and up the companion ladder to the forecastle head.

    Cappy Ricks Retires Peter B. Kyne
  • He dived down a companion ladder, and I followed cautiously.

    The Riddle of the Sands Erskine Childers
  • Finally the firing ceased, and a sound was heard like a man's steps coming down the companion ladder.

    The First Capture Harry Castlemon
  • But at last he managed to work his way up the companion ladder.

  • Cautiously removing the barricade, I opened the cabin door and stole up the companion ladder.

    Dead Man's Rock Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • The boy was half-way down the companion ladder when it came.

  • When Ben reached the companion ladder Shawn had already entered the cabin.

    Wilderness of Spring Edgar Pangborn
  • We accompanied him, as directed, along the deck and down the companion ladder.

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