companion ladder

noun
Etymology: companion (III)
: companionway; specifically : a companionway especially on a naval vessel leading down from the quarterdeck to the officers' quarters

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Naut.
an inboard ladder or stair, as in a companionway.
[1820-30]

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companion ladder noun
The ladder or stair leading from the deck to a cabin or to the quarterdeck
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Main Entry:companion

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companion ladder,
Nautical.
1. steps or ladder leading to the quarterdeck or poop.
2. steps or ladder leading down from the deck to a cabin.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Companion ladder — Companion Com*pan ion (k[o^]m*p[a^]n y[u^]n), n. [F. compagnon, OF. compaing, fr. an assumed LL. companio (cf. companium fellowship, a mess), fr. L. com + panis bread. See {Pantry}.] 1. One who accompanies or is in company with another for a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • companion ladder — inboard ladder, ladder or stairway from the poop to the main deck; stairway from the deck to the cabins (on a ship) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • companion ladder — Naut. an inboard ladder or stair, as in a companionway. [1820 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • companion ladder — noun Either of two ladders leading from the raised quarterdeck of a sailing ship to the upper deck …   Wiktionary

  • companion ladder — noun a companionway …   English new terms dictionary

  • Companion — Com*pan ion (k[o^]m*p[a^]n y[u^]n), n. [F. compagnon, OF. compaing, fr. an assumed LL. companio (cf. companium fellowship, a mess), fr. L. com + panis bread. See {Pantry}.] 1. One who accompanies or is in company with another for a longer or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Companion way — Companion Com*pan ion (k[o^]m*p[a^]n y[u^]n), n. [F. compagnon, OF. compaing, fr. an assumed LL. companio (cf. companium fellowship, a mess), fr. L. com + panis bread. See {Pantry}.] 1. One who accompanies or is in company with another for a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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