Definition of Jack ladder

1. Noun. (nautical) a hanging ladder of ropes or chains supporting wooden or metal rungs or steps.

Exact synonyms: Jacob's Ladder, Pilot Ladder
Category relationships: Navigation, Sailing, Seafaring
Generic synonyms: Ladder

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jack Ladder

jack-knives
jack-o'-lantern
jack-o'-lanterns
jack-o-lantern
jack-o-lantern fungus
jack-of-the-dust
jack-rabbit
jack-staff
jack-tar
jack-up
jack around
jack bean
jack crevalle
jack fruit
jack in
jack ladder (current term)
jack mackerel
jack oak
jack of all trades
jack of all trades, master of none
jack of clubs
jack of diamonds
jack of hearts
jack of spades
jack offs
jack pine
jack pines
jack plane
jack plug

Literary usage of Jack ladder

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1. Modern Pulp and Paper Making: A Practical Treatise by George Strong Witham (1920)
"The power required for the log haul, or jack ladder, depends on the length ... Under ordinary conditions a 15 HP motor will take care of a jack ladder 75 ..."

2. Lumber, Its Manufacture and Distribution by Ralph Clement Bryant (1922)
"One end of the timber boom is carried around a group of logs, and a rope or cable on the free end is attached to a windlass on shore near the jack ladder, ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Upon the sides of tho jack ladder are laid ribbons of iron forming a track for the log car, which, strongly constructed and with its top cross sections or ..."

4. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"From the rear end of the mill, at the second story or saw-floor, a "jack ladder" is constructed of heavy timber, the lower ends resting in the bottom of the ..."

5. Sessional Papers by Ontario Legislative Assembly (1915)
"The Commission shall he entitled fo retain for its .own use and benefit the jack ladder referred to in said agreement dated 30th day of October, 1909, ..."

6. Farm Mechanies by Fred Duane Crawshaw, Emil Wilhelm Lehmann (1922)
"The logs are conveyed from the mill pond or yard into the mill by means of an endless chain and the "jack ladder" which is an inclined platform running from ..."

7. Technological Dictionary: English-Spanish and Spanish-English of Words and by Néstor Ponce de León (1920)
"... jack ladder. — de cuerno (draw.) horn card — diagonal (draw ) diagonal scale. — decimal, decimal scale. —s de dimensiones y calibres, standard scale. ..."

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