accommodation ladder


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

Word History

First Known Use

1744, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of accommodation ladder was in 1744

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“Accommodation ladder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2023.

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