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English

A ladder.

Etymology

Old English hlǣder, from Proto-Germanic *hlaidrjā, from *hlai- (lean), from Proto-Indo-European *klī-. Cognate with Dutch leer, German Leiter; compare Ancient Greek κλῖμαξ (ladder).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
ladder

Plural
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  1. A frame usually portable, of wood, metal, or rope, for ascent and descent, consisting of two side pieces to which are fastened cross strips or rounds forming steps.
  2. That which resembles a ladder in form or use; hence, that by means of which one attains to eminence, e.g. the corporate ladder.
  3. A length of unravelled fabric in a knitted garment, especially in nylon stockings

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Verb

Infinitive
to ladder

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to ladder (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (firefighting) To ascend a building or wall using a ladder.
    • 1998, John Norman, Fire Officer's Handbook of Tactics,[1] ISBN 0912212721, page 164,
      A good working knowledge of the ladder parts, how they work, their capacities, and proper usage are a must before anyone is sent out to ladder a building.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To develop a ladder as a result of a broken thread

Dutch

Noun

ladder n.

  1. ladder

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