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English definition of “ladder”

ladder

noun [C] (EQUIPMENT)    /ˈlæd.ər/ US  //
B1 a piece of equipment used for climbing up and down, which consists of two vertical bars or pieces of rope joined to each other by a set of horizontal steps: She was up a ladder, cleaning the window.Stairs and lifts
(Definition of ladder noun (EQUIPMENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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