companion ladder

noun

: companionway
specifically : a companionway especially on a naval vessel leading down from the quarterdeck to the officers' quarters

Word History

Etymology

companion entry 3

First Known Use

1737, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of companion ladder was in 1737

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“Companion ladder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/companion%20ladder. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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