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English definition of “ladder”

ladder

noun [C] (COMPETITION)    /ˈlæd.ər/ US  // (also ladder tournament) mainly UK
(in particular sports ) a system in which all the players who play regularly are given a position in a list and can improve their position by beating other players in that list : a squash ladderCompetitions, and parts of competitions
(Definition of ladder noun (COMPETITION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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