from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A portable ladder hung from the side of a ship.
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- noun nautical a
flightof stairs or a ladder for lowering over the side of a shipfor access to and from a small boat.
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- noun (nautical) a portable ladder hung over the side of a vessel to give access to small boats alongside
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