Definition of Step ladder

1. Noun. A folding portable ladder hinged at the top.

Exact synonyms: Stepladder
Generic synonyms: Ladder

Definition of Step ladder

1. Noun. A ladder with steps or treads instead of rungs that is hinged in the middle to form an inverted V, with stays to keep the two halves at a fixed angle. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Step Ladder

step aside
step back
step by step
step change
step changes
step chart
step dance
step dancing
step down
step flashing
step foot
step forward
step function
step in
step in front of a moving train
step ladder (current term)
step ladders
step on
step on a rake
step on it
step on someone's toes
step out
step over
step overs
step stool
step stools
step to the fore
step up
step up to the plate

Literary usage of Step ladder

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1. Recollections Grave and Gay by Burton Harrison (1911)
"General Fitz Lee, virtuously declaring that no young lady could make him forget his responsibility as a step-ladder, took and held General Stuart's post. ..."

2. Problems in Farm Woodwork: For Agricultural Schools, High Schools by Samuel A. Blackburn (1915)
"The step ladder here given is especially designed to be made in the shop. It does not require the patented iron folders nor the iron frame at the top. ..."

3. The Minnesota Horticulturist by Minnesota State Horticultural Society (1902)
"step-ladder with a single back brace, and side braces at the bottom. This can be placed in the branches much better than the common step ladder. ..."

4. The Sham Squire: And the Informers of 1798. With a View of Their by William John Fitzpatrick (1866)
"The following curious paper has, with others, been placed at our disposal by Mr Cockburn :— " THE STEP-LADDER, OR A PICTURE OF THE IRISH GOVERNMENT AS IT ..."

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