||William Falconer's Dictionary of the Marine
Table of Contents
To LABOUR to LAND-FALL
LADEN in bulk
LAND-LOCKED to LASHING
LATEEN-SAIL to LEE-SIDE
LEEWARD-SHIP to LIE ALONG
LIE TO to LIMBER-BOARDS
LIMBER-ROPE to LOG-BOOK
LONG-BOAT to LUFF
LUFF-TACKLE to LYING-TO in a storm
LADDERLADDER, (echelle, Fr.) a well-known convenience, of which there are a great number in a ship, formed of two pieces of plank joined together by cross-pieces, which serve as steps, whereby to mount or descend from one deck to another.
The ladders derive their names from the several hatchways, or other parts of a ship, wherein they are situated. Besides these, there are, of a particular construction, the accommodation-ladder and the quarter-ladders.
© Derived from Thomas Cadell's new corrected edition, London: 1780, page 169, 2004
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