Gangway ladder

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Gangway ladder a ladder rigged on the side of a vessel at the gangway.
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Usage

In literature:

As soon as the gangway was lowered, Benson sprang aboard, and running up the ladder to the bridge, eagerly addressed Captain Beamish.
"The Pit Prop Syndicate" by Freeman Wills Crofts
In no time at all, Captain Paul was down the gangway ladder and at the water-side, too hand Dorothy out.
"Richard Carvel, Complete" by Winston Churchill
From my attic I got down to this gangway by means of a staircase hardly to be told from a ladder.
"The Yeoman Adventurer" by George W. Gough
Sideways on an unoccupied line with him, was the opening of the lee-gangway, where the side-ladders were suspended in port.
"Sustained honor" by John R. Musick,
He heard her swift feet on the ladder, and coming down the gangway toward the saddle-room.
"Boy Woodburn" by Alfred Ollivant
The yacht came to a standstill in a few minutes, and the gig was waiting at the foot of the gangway ladder.
"The Mummy and Miss Nitocris" by George Griffith
The boys left the ladder and moved out into the center gangway.
"The Call of the Beaver Patrol" by V. T. Sherman
As they moved to the gangway where others held the ladder ready for them to descend, the shrill note of the whistle was heard again.
"Fire Island" by G. Manville Fenn
I was supposed to be dead, and treated accordingly, my poor body being only used as a stop for the gangway, where the ladder was unshipped.
"Frank Mildmay" by Captain Frederick Marryat
Not a rope's end was permitted to hang over the side; the stern ladders were removed, and the gangway cleats knocked off.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
The authority of the OOD extends to the accommodation ladders or gangways.
"The Armed Forces Officer" by U. S. Department of Defense
Then, the tackles having been released, she was hauled up to the gangway-ladder and the remainder of the party descended into her.
"With Airship and Submarine" by Harry Collingwood
To make things worse, a big electric lamp had been hung over the gangway so as to light the ladder.
"Brandon of the Engineers" by Harold Bindloss
He wanted Captain Sol to put a gangway or a ladder over the side, so that he could get on board easily.
"The Sandman: His Sea Stories" by William J. Hopkins
The gangway was also removed, and a ladder put in its place.
"Farthest North" by Fridtjof Nansen
The dark man seized the life-lines as they were extended to him from the pirates' gangway, and climbed up the ladder with catlike agility.
"Strange Stories of Colonial Days" by Various
When he did so he hastily made fast, and was up the gangway ladder three steps at a time.
"The Boy Aviators' Flight for a Fortune" by Wilbur Lawton
After that the crowd on the gangway thickened, the swaying ladder creaking and groaning under the weight of this queue of humanity.
"The Wireless Officer" by Percy F. Westerman
I beckoned her to come alongside, and descended the gangway ladder.
"Ti-Ping Tien-Kwoh" by Augustus F. Lindley
There was even a gangway ladder, and her gunwale not much more than a foot above the water.
"The Clammer and the Submarine" by William John Hopkins
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