noun Mining.
a vertical passageway with ladders.

1840–50; ladder + way Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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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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