Definition of stepladder
: a ladder that has broad flat steps and two pairs of legs connected by a hinge at the top and that opens at the bottom to become freestanding
Recent Examples of stepladder from the Web
After finishing third in qualifying in her group, Stefanie Johnson, 33, won two-afternoon matches to reach the group stepladder finals.
In the first stepladder match, Cook downed J.R. Raymond of Clinton Township, 235-216.
Bowling: Verity Crawley, Diandra Asbaty, Juliana Franco and Daria Pajak made the stepladder finals of the 2017 Professional Women’s Bowling Association Greater Detroit Open in Canton.
The stepladder finals will be televised live on CBS Sports Network, 10-midnight.
Belmonte beat Svensson in the other stepladder final.
Now the conductors climb their stepladders, and the battle begins.
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First Known Use of stepladder
STEPLADDER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of stepladder for English Language Learners
: a ladder that has wide, flat steps and two pairs of legs which are connected at the top and that opens at the bottom so that it can stand without being attached to or supported by something else
STEPLADDER Defined for Kids
Definition of stepladder for Students
: a light freestanding ladder with broad flat steps and a hinged frame
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