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American English: /ˈlædər/
British English: /ˈladə/

Translation of ladder in Spanish:


  • 1 (Constr) aerial o (British English) turntable ladder
    Example sentences
    • You run around climbing ladders, shimmying across ropes and running from one platform to another, collecting gems while avoiding the bad guys.
    • Leaves in different parts of the canopy were accessed with ladders, climbing ropes, and a hydraulic lift, to facilitate photosynthetic measurements with hand-held instruments.
    • Entrance for the others by means of climbing ropes or ladders over the wall would be possible, but they needed a quick exit route, and hoped to be carrying Grenwald, bound and gagged as they left.
  • 2 2.1 (scale) See examples: the social ladder the promotion ladder
    el escalafón
    you have to start at the bottom of the ladder
    hay que empezar desde abajo
    another step up the ladder to fame
    otro peldaño en la escalera hacia la fama
    (British English) (Sport)
  • 3 (in stocking, tights)
    (British English)
    Example sentences
    • She's a social climber with ladders in her stockings but a good heart.
    • In our house, a clear-out involves binning the odd pair of tights with more ladders than Bob The Builder, or removing a bunch of long-dead flowers from a vase.
    • They had to be mended by hand or taken to one of shops in the city where a young woman repaired ladders in silk stockings using a special stand and hook.

transitive verb

(British English)
  • to ladder one's stockings
    hacerse una carrera en las medias

intransitive verb

(British English)
  • my tights have laddered
    se me ha hecho una carrera en las medias

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