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noun 
  1. A frame usually portable, of wood, metal, or rope, for ascent and descent, consisting of two side pieces to which are fastened cross strips or rounds forming steps.
  2. That which resembles a ladder in form or use; hence, that by means of which one attains to eminence, e.g. the corporate ladder.
verb 
  1. (firefighting) To ascend a building or wall using a ladder.
    • 1998, John Norman, Fire Officer's Handbook of Tactics http://books.google.com/books?id=hhsY_mL1H8YC, ISBN 0912212721, page 164:
      "A good working knowledge of the ladder parts, how they work, their capacities, and proper usage are a must before anyone is sent out to a building."

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