Definition of extension ladder in English:

Share this entry

extension ladder

Entry from US English dictionary


A ladder that can be extended by means of sliding sections.
Example sentences
  • Never use a step ladder in a folded position by pretending it's an extension ladder and leaning it against something - the feet are angled the wrong way for this use, and the ladder will easily slip.
  • That family-owned extension ladder, in fact, serves as a community ladder.
  • So Brian welded an extension ladder on top of a really tiny wheeled base.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: ex·ten·sion lad·der

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.