A ladder is a vertical or inclined set of rungs or steps. There are two types: rigid ladders that can be leaned against a vertical surface such as a wall, and rope ladders that are hung from the top. The vertical members of a rigid ladder are called stringers or rails (US) or stiles (UK). Rigid ladders are usually portable, but some types are permanently fixed to buildings. They are commonly made of metal, wood, or fibreglass, but they have been known to be made of tough plastic.
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... It is commonly said that walking under a ladder is bad luck ... A natural explanation would be that an erected ladder most likely meant that someone was working above and to pass under it would make a person susceptible to injuries due to falling objects ...
More definitions of "ladder":
- (noun): Steps consisting of two parallel members connected by rungs; for climbing up or down.
- (noun): Ascending stages by which somebody or something can progress.
Example: "He climbed the career ladder"
Famous quotes containing the word ladder:
“A funny business, a womans career. The things you drop on your way up the ladder so you can move faster. You forget youll need them again when you get back to being a woman.”
—Joseph L. Mankiewicz (19091993)
“As long as she is young and personable, every woman may cherish the dream that she may leap up the social ladder and dim the sheen of luxury by sheer natural loveliness; the few examples of such a feat are kept before the eye of the public.”
—Germaine Greer (b. 1939)
“George Shears ... was hanged in a barn near the store. The rope was thrown over a beam, and he was asked to walk up a ladder to save the trouble of preparing a drop for him. Gentlemen, he said, I am not used to this business. Shall I jump off or slide off? He was told to jump.”
—For the State of Montana, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)