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ladderway

[lad-er-wey] /ˈlæd ərˌweɪ/
noun, Mining.
1.
a vertical passageway with ladders.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; ladder + way
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  • Miners removed the cover and descended down the ladderway in order to perform an electrical splice.
  • One of said compartments shall be set aside for uses as a ladderway and no hoisting conveyance shall be allowed therein.

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