pilot ladder


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Noun1.pilot ladder - (nautical) a hanging ladder of ropes or chains supporting wooden or metal rungs or steps
sailing, seafaring, navigation - the work of a sailor
ladder - steps consisting of two parallel members connected by rungs; for climbing up or down
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Get on that prow of the boat using the pilot ladder and tell me what can be done, how many people there are and what their needs are.
Mr Dunn lost his grip on the pilot ladder when boarding a ship and fell into the sea.
It is understood he was rigging a pilot ladder when he fell overboard.