stepping stone

noun

one of a series of stones acting as footrests for crossing streams, marshes, etc
a circumstance that assists progress towards some goal

Nearby words

  1. steppe,
  2. stepped-up,
  3. steppenwolf,
  4. stepper,
  5. steppes,
  6. stepping-off place,
  7. steppingstone,
  8. stepsibling,
  9. stepsister,
  10. stepson

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