Her father, in a grotesque crouching posture, was mounting the ladderlike stair.
A ladderlike stair leading directly from the kitchen takes me into the loft.
They were resting on one of the landing-places of the ladderlike stairs.
A ladderlike stair led up from one side of the kitchen, opposite to the single window and the small coal range.
Jimmie Dale's flashlight played on a short, ladderlike stairway, and in an instant he was climbing upward.
Ross crawled free and clung dizzily to a ladderlike disembarking structure.
Old English hlæder "ladder, steps," from Proto-Germanic *khlaidri (cf. Old Frisian hledere, Middle Dutch ledere, Old High German leitara, German Leiter), from PIE root *klei- "to lean" (cf. Greek klimax "ladder;" see lean (v.)). In late Old English, rungs were læddrestæfæ and the side pieces were ledder steles. The belief that walking under one brings bad luck is attested from 1787, but its origin likely is more pragmatic than symbolic. Ladder-back (adj.) as a type of chair is from 1898.
occurs only once, in the account of Jacob's vision (Gen. 28:12).