/step"lad'euhr/, n.
1. a ladder having flat steps or treads in place of rungs.
2. any ladder, esp. a tall one with a hinged frame opening up to form four supporting legs.
[1745-55; STEP + LADDER]

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  • Stepladder — Step lad der, n. A portable set of steps. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stepladder — one with steps instead of rungs, 1751, from STEP (Cf. step) (n.) + LADDER (Cf. ladder) …   Etymology dictionary

  • stepladder — ► NOUN ▪ a short folding ladder with flat steps and a small platform …   English terms dictionary

  • stepladder — [step′lad΄ər] n. a ladder with broad, flat steps, typically consisting of two frames joined at the top, usually with a hinge, so that it stands on four legs …   English World dictionary

  • stepladder — UK [ˈstepˌlædə(r)] / US [ˈstepˌlædər] noun [countable] Word forms stepladder : singular stepladder plural stepladders a short ladder consisting of two sloping parts that are fixed at the top so that it can be folded and carried …   English dictionary

  • stepladder — [[t]ste̱plædə(r)[/t]] stepladders N COUNT A stepladder is a portable ladder that is made of two sloping parts that are hinged together at the top so that it will stand up on its own. Syn: steps …   English dictionary

  • stepladder — noun Date: 1751 a ladder that has broad flat steps and two pairs of legs connected by a hinge at the top and that opens at the bottom to become freestanding …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • stepladder — noun a portable ladder consisting of a hinged frame with a small platform at the top …   Wiktionary

  • stepladder — step|lad|der [ˈstepˌlædə US ər] n a ↑ladder which has two sloping parts that are joined at the top so that it can stand without support, and which can be folded flat …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stepladder — step|lad|der [ step,lædər ] noun count a short LADDER consisting of two sloping parts that are attached at the top so that it can be folded and carried …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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