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ladder

[′lad·ər]
(engineering)
A structure, often portable, for climbing up and down; consists of two parallel sides joined by a series of crosspieces that serve as footrests.

Ladder

A wooden object consisting of two side pieces connected to each other at regular intervals by rungs; used for climbing up or down during construction, or used as a temporary stair.

ladder

A frame, usually of wood or metal, consisting of two side pieces (called “stiles”) which are connected by crosspieces, usually round (called “rungs”); used as a means of climbing up or down.

ladder

walking under one can bring only misfortune. [Western Folklore: Leach, 598]

ladder

stood upon by Joseph to remove nails holding Christ to the cross. [Christian Symbolism: Appleton, 55]

Ladder

(dreams)
Ascension or descension on a ladder may be an unconscious reflection of your movement toward a goal. Ascending is generally a more positive symbol than descending. The ladder is suggestive of hard work and exertion of energy. The ladder may also be symbolic of the “way to heaven.” You can decide whether the heaven is here on earth or in the forever after! Missing rungs may symbolize missing elements or hardships and handicaps that you could be (or are) encountering on your ascent to better and bigger things.
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For step ladders, the rule is to position yourself no higher than the second step from the top.
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In the step ladder, fourth seed Jan took on third seed Al Busaidi and the later scored a 267-246 victory to move into the semi-final against Rahimi, whom he beat 276-193 to set up the title showdown.
WHEN painting, wallpapering or plastering a surface that is above head height, wherever possible, try and arrange a platform to work on, rather than just a step ladder.
Whichever ladder is broken - loft ladder, roof ladder, extension ladder or step ladder - Browns Ladders can exchange it for you.
The 18-month-old boy had wandered into a bedroom in the family home in Heaton, Newcastle, when a step ladder slipped and wedged the door.
Hi, I'd like to order 20 cans of spray paint, a step ladder and a set of overalls.
Councillor Thomas, a 57-year-old grandad, was injured falling off a step ladder while cutting branches in his garden in Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil, last August, and had to undergo emergency surgery.
What you need is a sturdy wooden chair that doubles up as a step ladder - traditionally known as a library chair.
They will also supply "A toolbox talk on ladders and step ladder safety," giving refresher training to ladder users everywhere.