[ noun ] steps consisting of two parallel members connected by rungs; for climbing up or down
Used in print(Tristram Coffin, Not to the Swift....)
No , they must look_the_other_way and climb one more painful step up the ladder .(Bruce Palmer, "My Brother's Keeper", Many Are...)
A crude ladder ran down to a wooden floor .
There was no place to sit , but Watson walked slowly from the ladder to the window slits and back , stooping slightly to avoid striking his head on the heavy beams .
Watson ran up the ladder and stood for a second sucking_in the cool air that smelled of mud and river weeds .
[ noun ] ascending stages by which somebody or something can progress
"he climbed the career ladder"