Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A space or opening for ascending and descending by a ladder; specifically, in mining, a shaft arranged with a system of ladders by winch the miners have access to the part of the mine in which their work is carried on.

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Examples

  • Instead he went up onto the roof by way of the steep ladderway used by the workmen who fixed leaks, removed the nests of birds and wasps, and washed the skylights and the windows in the attic cupolas.

    Pathfinder

  • Then she was right beside him, damn it, reaching the small compartment at the base of the ladderway before he did.

    Songs of Love & Death

  • Quin asked as they neared the ladderway to the bridge deck.

    Songs of Love & Death

  • Tugging at her collar as she climbed the ladderway and tonguing her new tooth, Kira offered a brief prayer and apology to the Prophets for the thought.

    REBELS: THE LIBERATED, BOOK III OF III

  • She shook off the vertigo and lethargy and moved as quickly as she could for the ladderway.

    REBELS: THE LIBERATED, BOOK III OF III

  • Kira spun, darted out of the ready room, and slid down the ladderway like an ensign in a sailing-ship holoplay, falling at the end when she forgot and tried to grab with her left hand.

    REBELS: THE LIBERATED, BOOK III OF III

  • She heard the clanking of boots on the Cardassian metal ladderway, as the dean and his top lieutenants reclimbed back to the ready-room.

    REBELS: THE LIBERATED, BOOK III OF III

  • He had to climb back up the ladderway to the upper deck.

    City of Glory

  • He raised the hatch near the mizzenmast and started down the ladderway.

    City of Glory

  • The opening and the stairs themselves were broader than any other ladderway aboard because they had been built to allow for manhandling large kegs above decks.

    City of Glory

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