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ladder

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈlædər/
B1 a piece of equipment that is used to reach high places, consisting of short steps fixed between two long sides →  See also the first/highest/next, etc rung of the ladder Stairs and lifts
Translations of “ladder”
in Arabic سُلَّم…
in Korean 사다리…
in Malaysian tangga, bahagian yang carik…
in French échelle…
in Turkish seyyar merdiven…
in Italian scala a pioli…
in Chinese (Traditional) 設施, 梯子…
in Russian лестница…
in Polish drabina…
in Vietnamese cái thang, lỗi trong chiếc bít tất do đan…
in Spanish escalera (de mano), carrera…
in Portuguese escada…
in Thai บันได, ลุ่ย…
in German die Leiter, die Laufmasche…
in Catalan escala de mà…
in Japanese はしご…
in Indonesian tangga, cacat pada rajutan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 设施, 梯子…
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