from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A portable ladder with a hinged supporting frame and usually topped with a small platform.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative form of step ladder.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A portable set of steps.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A ladder having flat steps, or treads, in place of rungs, and usually provided with an adjustable supporting frame.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a folding portable ladder hinged at the top
  • n. a folding portable ladder hinged at the top


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