accommodation ladder


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accommodation ladder

n.
A portable ladder or flight of stairs hung from the side of a ship.

accommodation ladder

n
(Nautical Terms) nautical a flight of stairs or a ladder for lowering over the side of a ship for access to and from a small boat, pier, etc

accommoda′tion lad`der


n.
a portable flight of steps suspended from a vessel to give access to boats alongside.
[1760–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.accommodation ladder - (nautical) a portable ladder hung over the side of a vessel to give access to small boats alongsideaccommodation ladder - (nautical) a portable ladder hung over the side of a vessel to give access to small boats alongside
sailing, seafaring, navigation - the work of a sailor
sea ladder, sea steps - (nautical) ladder to be lowered over a ship's side for coming aboard
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They ascended the accommodation ladder, were greeted by the Commodore, hat in hand, and passing along the quarter-deck, the marine guard presented arms, while the band struck up 'The King of the Cannibal Islands'.
He lowered the accommodation ladder down on to the jetty .
We eventually used the accommodation ladder to bring the fishermen aboard the USS Ponce.