Part of speech: noun

A device of wood, rope, etc., for climbing or descending.

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Usage examples "ladder":

  1. He slipped on the ladder and got hurt pretty badly. - "Richard Dare's Venture", Edward Stratemeyer.
  2. I've not worked my way to the top of the ladder without trouble, and I mean to get what I'm worth. - "The Sweep Winner", Nat Gould.
  3. The instant I had gained the bottom of the ladder I knew by the sudden shadow which came into the light that the companion hatch had been closed; this must have been done by the fellow who was standing at the wheel. - "The Honour of the Flag", W. Clark Russell.