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 for Accommodation ladder
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Accommodation \Ac*com`mo*da"tion\, n. [L. accommodatio, fr.
     accommodare: cf. F. accommodation.]
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     1. The act of fitting or adapting, or the state of being
        fitted or adapted; adaptation; adjustment; -- followed by
        to. "The organization of the body with accommodation to
        its functions." --Sir M. Hale.
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     2. Willingness to accommodate; obligingness.
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     3. Whatever supplies a want or affords ease, refreshment, or
        convenience; anything furnished which is desired or
        needful; -- often in the plural; as, the accommodations --
        that is, lodgings and food -- at an inn.    --Sir W.
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     4. An adjustment of differences; state of agreement;
        reconciliation; settlement. "To come to terms of
        accommodation." --Macaulay.
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     5. The application of a writer's language, on the ground of
        analogy, to something not originally referred to or
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              Many of those quotations from the Old Testament were
              probably intended as nothing more than
              accommodations.                       --Paley.
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     6. (Com.)
        (a) A loan of money.
        (b) An accommodation bill or note.
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     Accommodation bill, or note (Com.), a bill of exchange
        which a person accepts, or a note which a person makes and
        delivers to another, not upon a consideration received,
        but for the purpose of raising money on credit.
     Accommodation coach, or train, one running at moderate
        speed and stopping at all or nearly all stations.
     Accommodation ladder (Naut.), a light ladder hung over the
        side of a ship at the gangway, useful in ascending from,
        or descending to, small boats.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  accommodation ladder
      n 1: (nautical) a portable ladder hung over the side of a vessel
           to give access to small boats alongside

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