Definition of cat ladder in English:

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cat ladder

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun

British
A ladder used for working on a sloping roof, with a hook at one end and pads to spread the load.
Example sentences
  • That part was not so bad; the worse part was climbing the cat ladder on the inside of the tower.
  • The cat ladder is excellent for promoting co-ordination with its individual rungs for each hand and foot.
  • I've seen the French roofers doing the same thing, using the guttering to support the cat ladder on the roof.

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