Definition of Sea ladder

1. Noun. (nautical) ladder to be lowered over a ship's side for coming aboard.

Exact synonyms: Sea Steps
Category relationships: Navigation, Sailing, Seafaring
Specialized synonyms: Accommodation Ladder
Generic synonyms: Ladder



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sea Ladder

sea holms
sea horse
sea horses
sea hulver
sea ice
sea island cotton
sea ivories
sea ivory
sea jellies
sea jelly
sea kale
sea king
sea kings
sea kittens
sea laces
sea ladder (current term)
sea lamprey
sea lampreys
sea lane
sea lanes
sea language
sea lark
sea larks
sea lavender
sea lawyer
sea legs
sea lemon
sea lemons
sea leopard
sea leopards

Literary usage of Sea ladder

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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 ..."

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