noun step·ping–stone \ˈste-piŋ-ˌstōn\

: a large, flat stone that you step on to cross a stream

: something that helps you get or achieve something

Full Definition of STEPPING-STONE

:  a stone on which to step (as in crossing a stream)
:  a means of progress or advancement

First Known Use of STEPPING-STONE

14th century


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