Step of a pilot ladder which prevents the ladder from twisting


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LADDER TRENCHER

A machine that digs trenches by means of a bucket-ladder excavator. Also known as ladder ditcher.

RATLINE

A small rope forming a rung of a rope ladder on a ship

ESCAPE TRUNK

A vertical trunk fitted with a ladder to permit personnel to escape if trapped

COMPANIONWAY

An access way in a deck, with a ladder leading below, for the use of the crew

GUEST WARP

A forward leading rope from an accommodation ladder or gangway to assist vessels in coming along side.

JACOBS LADDER

Traditionally the ladder to the top of the topgallant mast. A rope ladder with wooden rungs.

JACOB'S LADDER

A rope ladder suspended from the side of a vessel and used for boarding.

BUCKET-LADDER DREDGE

A dredge whose digging mechanism consists of a ladder-like truss on the periphery of which is attached an endless chain riding on sprocket wheels and carrying attached buckets. Also bucket-ladder excavator known as bucket ladder; bucket-line dredge; ladder-bucket dredge; ladder dredge.

EXTENSION LADDER

A ladder of two or more nesting sections which can be extended to almost the combined length of the sections.

PILOT LAMP

A small lamp used to indicate that a circuit is energized. Also known as pilot light.

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