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Noun: ladder  la-du(r)
  1. Steps consisting of two parallel members connected by rungs; for climbing up or down
     
  2. Ascending stages by which somebody or something can progress
    "he climbed the career ladder"
     
  3. A row of unravelled stitches
    "she got a ladder in her stocking";
    - run, ravel
Verb: ladder  la-du(r)
Usage: Brit
  1. Come unraveled or undone as if by snagging
    "Her nylons were laddering";
    - run

Derived forms: ladders, laddered, laddering

Type of: break, come apart, damage, degree, fall apart, harm, impairment, level, phase, phasis, point, separate, split up, stage, stairs, steps

Encyclopedia: Ladder