Companion ladder


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Companion ladder (Naut) the ladder by which officers ascend to, or descend from, the quarter-deck.
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In literature:

They got the man below, Roger taking him on his back down the companion-ladder, while Harry ran for the surgeon.
"Across the Spanish Main" by Harry Collingwood
When he was sure that the fuse was dead he heard his man scrambling up the companion ladder.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
As any sound would have aroused the garrison, the man was lashed by his companions to the ladder.
"A Yacht Voyage Round England" by W.H.G. Kingston
He shot a glance over his shoulder, alarmed by a tread on the companion ladder.
"Blackbeard: Buccaneer" by Ralph D. Paine
Directly the little group at the foot of the ladder were startled to hear their companion's voice.
"Boy Scouts in the North Sea" by G. Harvey Ralphson
Up the companion-ladder for the last time, the doctor prodding me in the back with his load of blankets.
"Fifty-Two Stories For Girls" by Various
Wreaths of thin smoke were issuing from the companion as Ross gained the head of the ladder.
"The Submarine Hunters" by Percy F. Westerman
I was not even hoisted on board, but mounted the companion-ladder bravely.
"Personal Recollections, from Early Life to Old Age, of Mary Somerville" by Mary Somerville
Lay hold here, Bill, and give me a hand to get the skipper down the companion ladder.
"Dick Leslie's Luck" by Harry Collingwood
The little man was climbing the companion-ladder toward the wireless room.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, May, 1930" by Various
At the foot of the companion-ladder, I stumbled over something.
"Hair Breadth Escapes" by T. S. Arthur
There was the companion ladder, leading to the deck above.
"Fire Mountain" by Norman Springer
Some, anxious to get a good start, congregate near the companion ladder or the door.
"The Truth About America" by Edward Money
In the centre the companion ladder plunged down sheerly like an open pit.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Below him, on the main deck, a squad of deckhands superintended by a petty officer was rigging out the companion-ladder.
"The Bandbox" by Louis Joseph Vance
He got up, climbed the companion ladder, and put his head out over the hatch.
"The Return of the Prodigal" by May Sinclair
He had a foot on the companion ladder when he heard a sudden commotion on the wharf.
"The Bartlett Mystery" by Louis Tracy
Murdo appeared from somewhere and we were shouldering each other on the companion ladder.
"The Beasts in the Void" by Paul W. Fairman
From far below black-faced stokers ran up the companion ladders and burst out on the topside.
"The Battleship Boys' First Step Upward" by Frank Gee Patchin
The ship's officers promised to lower a companion-ladder for our men to go aboard.
"Harper's Round Table, May 28, 1895" by Various

In news:

The repetition and need to go up and down the ladder sparked an idea in an area man that he later turned into his own invention he called the Ladder Companion.