ladderway

ladderway

[′lad·ər‚wā]
(mining engineering)
Also known as ladder road; manway.
Mine shaft between two main levels, equipped with ladders.
The particular shaft, or compartment of a shaft, containing ladders.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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