Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Nautical, same as accommodation ladder (which see, under accommodation).

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Examples

  • He led the way up the side-ladder, with two of his fellows fore and aft of me, and others ahead shouting to the people to stand clear; we bustled through them, and I was shown into a small cabin, and bidden to wait.

    THE NUMBERS

  • He led the way up the side-ladder, with two of his fellows fore and aft of me, and others ahead shouting to the people to stand clear; we bustled through them, and I was shown into a small cabin, and bidden to wait.

    Flashman and the angel of the lord

  • He led the way up the side-ladder, with two of his fellows fore and aft of me, and others ahead shouting to the people to stand clear; we bustled through them, and I was shown into a small cabin, and bidden to wait.

    Flashman and the angel of the lord

  • This led to some final pleasantries, in which, as it seemed to Lily, Mrs. Dorset bore her part with astounding bravery, and at the close of which Lord Hubert, from half way down the side-ladder, called back, with an air of numbering heads: “And of course we may count on Dorset too?”

    The House of Mirth

  • This led to some final pleasantries, in which, as it seemed to Lily, Mrs. Dorset bore her part with astounding bravery, and at the close of which Lord Hubert, from half way down the side-ladder, called back, with an air of numbering heads: “And of course we may count on Dorset too?”

    The House of Mirth

  • This led to some final pleasantries, in which, as it seemed to Lily, Mrs. Dorset bore her part with astounding bravery, and at the close of which Lord Hubert, from half way down the side-ladder, called back, with an air of numbering heads: “And of course we may count on Dorset too?”

    The House of Mirth

  • There is the bringing of the stretchers up the side-ladder between the two boats; the stopping at the head of it, where the names and home addresses of all who can speak are written down, and their knapsacks and little treasures numbered and stacked; then the placing of the stretchers on the platform; the row of anxious faces above and below deck; the lantern held over the hold; the word given to

    Woman's Work in the Civil War A Record of Heroism, Patriotism, and Patience

  • Up the side he scrambles, with the help of a side-ladder, all togged out to the nines in a span-new blue jacket and anchor buttons, a cap with a gould band, and white ducks made to fit -- as jemmy-jessamy a looking fellow as you'd see of a cruise along London parks, with the waterman singing out alongside to send down

    The International Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 1, August 1850 of Literature, Science and Art.

  • "The next time I come on board I intend to mount up the side-ladder the same as dad did."

    The White Squall A Story of the Sargasso Sea

  • He clambered the side-ladder of the steamer with some assistance; on reaching the deck, the chains tripped him and he fell forward.

    Speeches from the Dock, Part I

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