ladder-back

adjective
lad·der-back | \ˈla-dər-ˌbak \

Definition of ladder-back 

of furniture

: having a back consisting of two upright posts connected by horizontal slats

First Known Use of ladder-back

1908, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about ladder-back

Share ladder-back

Statistics for ladder-back

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for ladder-back

The first known use of ladder-back was in 1908

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on ladder-back

See words that rhyme with ladder-back

Comments on ladder-back

What made you want to look up ladder-back? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a generally accepted meaning of a word

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble-tiles-that-read-scrabble-quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!