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sea ladder

noun
1.
a set of rungs fixed to the side of a vessel, forming a ladder from the weather deck to the water line.
Origin of sea ladder
1900-1905
1900-05
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  • These two had long since waived the formality of the sea-ladder.

    The Camp Fire Girls on a Yacht Margaret Love Sanderson
  • “Great stuff, you kids, but I am too fat and have to wend my middle-aged way down the sea-ladder,” and Mr. Wing did it.

    The Camp Fire Girls on a Yacht Margaret Love Sanderson
British Dictionary definitions for sea-ladder

sea ladder

noun
1.
a rope ladder, set of steps, etc, by which a boat may be boarded at sea
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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