pilot ladder

noun Nautical.
Jacob's ladder ( def 2a ).
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pilot ladder

(nautical) a hanging ladder of ropes or chains supporting wooden or metal rungs or steps [syn: Jacob's ladder
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Each pilot ladder must have two suspension members on each side.
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