ETYM Old Eng. laddre, as. hlaeder, hlaedder; akin to OFries. hladder, Old High Germ. leitara, German leiter, and from the root of Eng. lean, v. Related to Lean, Climax.
Two parallel members connected by rungs; for climbing up or down.
1. The act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace; SYN. running.
2. A regular trip
3. A short trip
4. A row of unravelled stitches; SYN. ladder, ravel.
5. A score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely; or; SYN. tally.
6. A football play in which a player runs with the ball; SYN. running, running play, running game.
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