stepladder


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step·lad·der

 (stĕp′lăd′ər)
n.
A portable ladder with a hinged supporting frame and usually topped with a small platform.

stepladder

(ˈstɛpˌlædə)
n
(Building) a folding portable ladder that is made of broad flat steps fixed to a supporting frame hinged at the top to another supporting frame

step•lad•der

(ˈstɛpˌlæd ər)

n.
a ladder having flat steps in place of rungs, esp. one with a hinged frame opening up to form four supporting legs.
[1745–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stepladder - a folding portable ladder hinged at the topstepladder - a folding portable ladder hinged at the top
ladder - steps consisting of two parallel members connected by rungs; for climbing up or down
Translations
سُلَّمٌ نَقَّالسُلَّم صَغير
štafle
trappestige
tikkaat
ljestve
tröppur
脚立
접사다리
schodíky
lestev
trappstege
บันไดพับได้
ayaklı merdivenseyyar merdiven
thang xếp

stepladder

[ˈstepˌlædəʳ] Nescalera f de mano, escalera f de tijera

stepladder

[ˈstɛplædər] n (British)escabeau m

stepladder

nStufenleiter f, → Trittleiter f

stepladder

[ˈstɛpˌlædəʳ] nscala a libretto

step

(step) noun
1. one movement of the foot in walking, running, dancing etc. He took a step forward; walking with hurried steps.
2. the distance covered by this. He moved a step or two nearer; The restaurant is only a step (= a short distance) away.
3. the sound made by someone walking etc. I heard (foot) steps.
4. a particular movement with the feet, eg in dancing. The dance has some complicated steps.
5. a flat surface, or one flat surface in a series, eg on a stair or stepladder, on which to place the feet or foot in moving up or down. A flight of steps led down to the cellar; Mind the step!; She was sitting on the doorstep.
6. a stage in progress, development etc. Mankind made a big step forward with the invention of the wheel; His present job is a step up from his previous one.
7. an action or move (towards accomplishing an aim etc). That would be a foolish/sensible step to take; I shall take steps to prevent this happening again.
verbpast tense, past participle stepped
to make a step, or to walk. He opened the door and stepped out; She stepped briskly along the road.
steps noun plural
a stepladder. May I borrow your steps?
ˈstepladder noun
a ladder with a hinged support at the back and flat steps, not rungs.
ˈstepping-stones noun plural
large stones placed in a shallow stream etc, on which a person can step when crossing.
in/out of step
(of two or more people walking together) with, without the same foot going forward at the same time. to march in step; Keep in step!; He got out of step.
step aside
to move to one side. He stepped aside to let me pass.
step by step
gradually. He improved step by step.
step in
to intervene. The children began to quarrel, and I thought it was time I stepped in.
step out
to walk with a long(er) and (more) energetic stride.
step up
to increase. The firm must step up production.
watch one's step
to be careful, especially over one's own behaviour.

stepladder

سُلَّمٌ نَقَّال štafle trappestige Trittleiter φορητή σκάλα escalera de mano, escalera plegable tikkaat escabeau ljestve scala a libretto 脚立 접사다리 trapladder gardintrapp drabina składana escada portátil стремянка trappstege บันไดพับได้ ayaklı merdiven thang xếp 梯子
References in classic literature ?
She was mounted upon a high stepladder, unhooking a picture from the wall when he entered.
Don't forget the stepladder, and plenty of tacks and string.
He climbed up the stepladder, which creaked under his weight, and began to twist the tough stems of the holly into the frame- work of the chandelier.
I didna' hear that," said Ben, "along o' only bein' on th' stepladder lookin, over th' wall.
It takes the stepladder to get at the top shelf, and I put Aunt Philura Maple's pickle-dish up there o' purpose when we was married, and it's never been down since, 'cept for the spring cleaning, and then I always lifted it with my own hands, so's 't shouldn't get broke.
In our time a long stepladder had led to the tower itself.
But the Tiger Cubs will need to do more if they want to neutralize the twice-to-beat advantage enjoyed by the Bullpups in the stepladder semifinals and force another knockout duel for the right to face the top-ranked Ateneo Blue Eaglets in the best-of-three finals.
Benilde in the stepladder semifinals while Perpetual earned a bye to the finals.
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