sea ladder

sea ladder

noun
a set of rungs fixed to the side of a vessel, forming a ladder from the weather deck to the water line.

Origin:
1900–05

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sea ladder
 
n
a rope ladder, set of steps, etc, by which a boat may be boarded at sea

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