- Noun: ladder ladu(r)
- Steps consisting of two parallel members connected by rungs; for climbing up or down
- Ascending stages by which somebody or something can progress
"he climbed the career ladder"
- A row of unravelled stitches
- run, ravel
- Come unraveled or undone as if by snagging
Derived forms: ladders, laddering, laddered
A frame, usually of wood or metal, consisting of two side pieces (called “stiles”) which are connected by crosspieces, usually round (called “rungs”); used as a means of climbing up or down.
noun [C, usually sing.]
CAREER LADDER, CORPORATE LADDER
a series of stages by which sb/sth makes progress:
She worked her way up the ladder to become CEO.
climbing the technology ladder
If customers don't know you exist you haven't even reached the bottom rung
(= step) of the marketing ladder.
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- she fell off a ladder and broke her arm.
- the ladder is leaning up against the wall.
- have you any tights that wo n't ladder?
- i got a ladder from the shed.
- he lost his balance and fell from the ladder ..