rope ladder


: a ladder that has short pieces (called rungs) which are held between two long ropes

Examples of rope ladder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After being reached by the cruise ship, Robinson had to climb naked up a rope ladder hanging from the boat’s side, per The Times. Kirsty Hatcher, Peoplemag, 9 Oct. 2023 In 1965, Ronnie Biggs, a member of the gang that carried out the Great Train Robbery of 1963, scaled the prison’s wall with a rope ladder and was spirited away in a van parked outside. Mark Landler, New York Times, 9 Sep. 2023 Conversely, for many Medi-Cal patients, those stairs are more like a fraying rope ladder. Sonja Sharp, Los Angeles Times, 11 Aug. 2023 Then, as if this world had spontaneously begun to understand my trouble, a rope ladder dropped from a helicopter. Matthew Gavin Frank, Harper's Magazine, 21 May 2022 Upper Merion police say the incident occurred around 1:40 p.m. on Saturday after the boy got tangled up in a rope ladder at Thrillz High Flying Adventure Park in King of Prussia, according to CBS station KYW-TV and NBC station WCAU. Maria Pasquini, Peoplemag, 27 Feb. 2023

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“Rope ladder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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