What is ladder?

  • (verb): Come unraveled or undone as if by snagging.
    Synonyms: run
    See also — Additional definitions below

Ladder

A ladder is a vertical or inclined set of rungs or steps. There are two types: rigid ladders that can be leaned against a vertical surface such as a wall, and rope ladders that are hung from the top. The vertical members of a rigid ladder are called stringers or rails (US) or stiles (UK). Rigid ladders are usually portable, but some types are permanently fixed to buildings. They are commonly made of metal, wood, or fibreglass, but they have been known to be made of tough plastic.

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Ladder - Superstition
... It is commonly said that walking under a ladder is bad luck ... A natural explanation would be that an erected ladder most likely meant that someone was working above and to pass under it would make a person susceptible to injuries ...

More definitions of "ladder":

  • (noun): Steps consisting of two parallel members connected by rungs; for climbing up or down.
  • (noun): A row of unravelled stitches.
    Synonyms: run, ravel
  • (noun): Ascending stages by which somebody or something can progress.
    Example: "He climbed the career ladder"

Famous quotes containing the word ladder:

    We make a ladder for ourselves out of our vices when we trample them.
    St. Augustine (354–430)

    O, when degree is shaked,
    Which is the ladder to all high designs,
    The enterprise is sick.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    You will see ... that it is easier to go down the social ladder than to climb it.
    Albert Camus (1913–1960)