accommodation ladder


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accommodation ladder

n.
A portable ladder or flight of stairs hung from the side of a ship.
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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
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accommoda′tion lad`der


n.
a portable flight of steps suspended from a vessel to give access to boats alongside.
[1760–70]
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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, looking over the side, saw, in his own words, 'the captain come sailing round the corner of the nearest cargo-shed, in company with a girl.' He lowered the accommodation ladder down on to the jetty .
Former Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Madhvendra Singh, who was possibly a midshipman during the Liberation of Goa, in a message said, "Kelman and I were on the INS Mysore during the assault on Anjadip island and I saw him coming up the accommodation ladder of INS Mysore, with blood oozing from both his legs.