[ step-lad-er ]
/ ˈstɛpˌlæd ər /


a ladder having flat steps or treads in place of rungs.
any ladder, especially a tall one with a hinged frame opening up to form four supporting legs.

Origin of stepladder

First recorded in 1745–55; step + ladder Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for stepladder

/ (ˈstɛpˌlædə) /


a folding portable ladder that is made of broad flat steps fixed to a supporting frame hinged at the top to another supporting frame
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