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ladder

noun [C]  /ˈlæd·ər/ us  
a piece of equipment used for climbing up and down, and consisting of two vertical bars joined by a set of horizontal steps: fig. In only a few years she managed to climb up the corporate ladder (= achieve success in the business world) to become a vice president.
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