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(Nautical Terms) projecting metal bars attached to a ship's side, used for boarding
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|Noun||1.||sea steps - (nautical) ladder to be lowered over a ship's side for coming aboard|
accommodation ladder - (nautical) a portable ladder hung over the side of a vessel to give access to small boats alongside
ladder - steps consisting of two parallel members connected by rungs; for climbing up or down
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