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scaling ladder

noun
1.
a ladder for climbing high walls.
Origin of scaling ladder
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English
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  • If necessary, by means of this scaling ladder, he could work entirely from the outside.

    The Lost House Richard Harding Davis
  • Among them was Captain Bate, of the Actaeon, who was killed while about to mount a scaling ladder.

  • Immediately King Philip once more planted his scaling ladder, but his ally disappeared around the house.

    Chicken Little Jane Lily Munsell Ritchie
  • Here Joan seized a scaling ladder, and was mounting it herself when an arrow struck and wounded her.

  • Seeing this the Maid seized a scaling ladder, and placing it against the walls started to mount amid a rain of arrows and stones.

    Joan of Arc Lucy Foster Madison
  • At one time, while attacking a small town, he seized a scaling ladder and mounted with the troops.

    Alexander the Great Jacob Abbott
  • Then he glided rapidly to the ground, and with the assistance of a dozen ready hands he dragged away the scaling ladder.

    Love-at-Arms Raphael Sabatini
  • At last one scaling ladder was planted upon the bodies of the dead, and hooked firmly on the gunwale of the hoarding.

  • Jupiter punished his defiance by setting him on fire with lightning on the scaling ladder, and he was burnt to death.

British Dictionary definitions for scaling ladder

scaling ladder

noun
1.
a ladder used to climb high walls, esp one used formerly to enter a besieged town, fortress, etc
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