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ladder

lad·der

ladder

 
 
pronunciation:
lae dr
features:
Word Combinations (noun), Word Builder
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a pair of upright supports connected by cross bars or rungs, used for climbing.
 
definition 2: a means of advancing to a higher level.
the ladder of success
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Word Builder: kinds of ladders
  • extension ladder:
    a ladder that you make taller by extending a smaller attached ladder.
  • hook ladder:
    a ladder with hooks at the top that you attach to a roof or window.
  • platform ladder:
    a ladder with a platform at or near the top for holding things.
  • stepladder:
    a small ladder with flat steps that can stand without support.
  • straight ladder:
    a simple ladder with straight sides.