Definition of Sea ladder
1. Noun. (nautical) ladder to be lowered over a ship's side for coming aboard.
Category relationships: Navigation, Sailing, Seafaring
Specialized synonyms: Accommodation Ladder
Generic synonyms: Ladder
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Literary usage of Sea ladder
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"... the side may then be climbed by means of iron brackets or wooden cleats secured to the side of the ship, forming a sea ladder. GANGWAY (in geology). ..."
2. Cannon and Camera: Sea and Land Battles of the Spanish-American War in Cuba by John C. Hemment (1898)
"... she was stripped for fighting, there was no elaborate gangway ladder down the side by which to reach her deck, so we had to scramble up the sea ladder. ..."
3. Naval Hygiene by James Chambers Pryor (1918)
"sea ladder—steps made fast on the ship's side. Used for coming on board when the accommodation ladder is not available. Sheet—a line which is used to set a ..."