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
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