social ladder
The hierarchy of a society.

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  • ladder — lad|der1 S3 [ˈlædə US ər] n [: Old English; Origin: hlAder] 1.) a piece of equipment used for climbing up to or down from high places. A ladder has two bars that are connected by ↑rungs (=short bars that you use as steps) ▪ She climbed up the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ladder — I UK [ˈlædə(r)] / US [ˈlædər] noun [countable] Word forms ladder : singular ladder plural ladders ** 1) a piece of equipment for reaching high places that consists of two long pieces of wood or metal joined by smaller pieces called rungs A… …   English dictionary

  • ladder — /ˈlædə / (say laduh) noun 1. a structure of wood, metal, or rope, commonly consisting of two sidepieces between which a series of bars or rungs are set at suitable distances, forming a means of ascent or descent. 2. something like a ladder. 3. a… …   Australian English dictionary

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