Definition of Pilot ladder

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

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



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pilot Ladder

pilot balloon
pilot balloon observation
pilot biscuit
pilot bit
pilot blacksnake
pilot boat
pilot bread
pilot burner
pilot chart
pilot cloth
pilot engine
pilot experiment
pilot film
pilot fish
pilot hole
pilot ladder (current term)
pilot lamp
pilot light
pilot lights
pilot plant
pilot program
pilot project
pilot projects
pilot scale
pilot whale
pilot whales
pilotage
pilotages
piloted
pilotfish

Literary usage of Pilot ladder

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Naval Constructor: A Vade Mecum of Ship Design for Students, Naval by George Simpson (1918)
"pilot ladder. Five-inch portable fire engine pump with hose. Bath bricks. Hand spikes. Paint scrubbers. Pairs of handcuffs. Branding iron. ..."

2. The Naval Constructor: A Vade Mecum of Ship Design for Students, Naval by George Simpson (1914)
"pilot ladder. Five-inch portable fire engine pump with hose. Bath bricks. Hand spikes. Paint scrubbers. Pairs of handcuffs. Branding iron. ..."

3. Maktoub: A Romance of French North Africa by Matthew Craig (1918)
""You'll have to go over by the pilot's ladder, you know." "Why, it doesn't look so hard to do," she said. The Captain and Chotard exchanged a swift glance. ..."

4. A White Woman in Central Africa by Helen Caddick (1900)
"When this canoe reached the boat, the pilot ladder was put over the side, and down that we had to scramble as well as we could while the steamer rolled and ..."

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