rope ladder

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A ladder-like assistive device placed at the end of a bed, which allows a person to pull him or herself to a seated position

rope ladder

A device that helps a person in bed pull up from a supine position to a seated position. It is usually made of two strands of rope with several rigid plastic or wooden rungs strung at intervals. At one end is the first of several rungs that are used to grab and pull oneself up; at the far end the ropes attach to the bed frame at the foot of the bed.
Synonym: bed rope ladder
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Each section begins with a climb up a rope ladder into the treetop canopy, where an assortment of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and an exhilarating zip slide brings you down to the forest floor at the end of every section.
The Brazilian beauty, who is dating actor Leonardo DiCaprio, showed off her trapeze skills as she hung from a rope ladder in a tight black bikini.
He conquered his fear of heights to collect flags by climbing up and down seven rope ladders hung over a valley, which fell to the ground after a short time.
For the test, he will have to climb rope ladders suspended in the jungle in order to win rations for the camp.
The showpiece item is the timber shipwreck Bounty, jutting out of the sand in three sections, with nets, rope ladders, bells and crow's nest.
These strips can be cut in half lengthwise for making rope ladders or for the rigging lines of the sails.
The play sets are made of redwood and may include slides, rope ladders, rings, forts, castles and fire poles, in addition to swings.
The Air Force Osprey will carry a survivor locator system, rope ladders, terrain-following radar, additional fuel tanks and additional defensive electronic gear.
A hundred feet up, rope ladders were dropped down to us by colleagues from the advance party who had already climbed the rig.
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It shows a small displaced forest world, with trees and branches breaking in and growing out of the floor, creating openings where little swings and rope ladders can be seen.
This giant obstacle course involves climbing rope ladders, walking rope bridges and crawling through wooden tunnels as you traverse 38 thrilling crossings - including one that's 16 metres long.