accommodation ladder


Definition of accommodation ladder

: a light ladder or stairway hung over the side of a ship for ascending from or descending to small boats

First Known Use of accommodation ladder

1744, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of accommodation ladder was in 1744

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“Accommodation ladder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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