accommodation ladder


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n accommodation ladder (nautical) a portable ladder hung over the side of a vessel to give access to small boats alongside
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Accommodation ladder (Naut) a light ladder hung over the side of a ship at the gangway, useful in ascending from, or descending to, small boats.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Accommodation ladder a stairway at the outside of a ship's gangway to facilitate access to boats
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. ad, to, commodus, fitting. See Commodious.


In literature:

He declared that he had no further business on board, and the trio went to the accommodation ladder.
"Within The Enemy's Lines" by Oliver Optic
Christy accompanied his father to the accommodation ladder, and shook hands with him again as he embarked in his boat.
"On The Blockade" by Oliver Optic
These two were fetched up while some of us lowered the accommodation-ladder and others swung out the boats on the davits.
"Foe-Farrell" by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Now the rest of you get down the accommodation ladder.
"The Moving Picture Girls" by Laura Lee Hope
An accommodation ladder was let down, as the sea was as smooth as in a sheltered harbour.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
The accommodation ladder was lowered to enable them to descend.
"The Three Admirals" by W.H.G. Kingston
Captain O'Brien stepped into the boat; Mr and Miss Ferris descended the accommodation ladder.
"The Missing Ship" by W. H. G. Kingston
On each side of the gangway stood several officers and midshipmen, while on the accommodation-ladder were arranged two lines of boys.
"Paddy Finn" by W. H. G. Kingston
Forthwith he was invited to come up on deck and talk to us, a rope ladder being lowered to the ground for his accommodation.
"With Airship and Submarine" by Harry Collingwood
The captain and Alick lifted him tenderly, and assisted him up the accommodation-ladder of the steamer.
"The Young Lieutenant" by Oliver Optic
The captain and first mate were at the head of the accommodation ladder to receive him.
"The Submarine Hunters" by Percy F. Westerman
He had made it fast on the schooner's starboard quarter, near the little accommodation ladder.
"Wild Justice: Stories of the South Seas" by Lloyd Osbourne
At last they reached the yacht and drew up at the foot of the accommodation-ladder.
"The Red Rat's Daughter" by Guy Boothby
At last we reached the yacht, and pulled up at the accommodation ladder.
"The Kidnapped President" by Guy Boothby
Then the handsome young officer ascended the accommodation ladder.
"A Cabinet Secret" by Guy Boothby
One by one the passengers began to ascend the swaying accommodation ladder.
"The Wireless Officer" by Percy F. Westerman
The first cutter touched the side of the Ben Nevis, and Mr. Pillgrim went up the accommodation ladder.
"Brave Old Salt" by Oliver Optic
The second officer ran up the accommodation ladder.
"A Roving Commission" by G. A. Henty
The young boatman who was the first to accost us secured our custom, and we stepped down the accommodation-ladder into the swaying boat.
"The Fortunate Isles" by Mary Stuart Boyd
Half-way up the light, steep accommodation ladder Danjuro was waiting, perfectly calm and unconcerned.
"The Air Pirate" by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull

In science:

In the proof of Theorem 1.4, it was necessary to equip D∞ with the M1 -topology to accommodate the fact that the macroscopic jumps of the process of ladder location hitting times were an accumulation of smaller jumps Ti − Ti−1 for i between consecutive ladder locations.
Weak weak quenched limits for the path-valued processes of hitting times and positions of a transient, one-dimensional random walk in a random environment
In ladder BSE approximation, such physical contributions are not accommodated; also other terms beyond rainbow-ladder truncation are known to be important in the scalar channel.
Effective masses of diquarks