Definition of snakes and ladders in English:

snakes and ladders

Line breaks: snakes and lad|ders

noun

[treated as singular] British
  • A children’s game in which players move counters along a board, gaining an advantage by moving up pictures of ladders or a disadvantage by moving down pictures of snakes.
    More example sentences
    • Evening entertainment included games of ludo, snakes and ladders and draughts.
    • A special games area has been set aside for family use with giant board games, including snakes and ladders, chess and Connect 4.
    • In this game of snakes and ladders, it is possible to come down a ladder and climb to triumph on the venom of a snake.

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