Jacob's ladder

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English[edit]

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Wikipedia

Creeping Jacob’s ladder (flowering plant), Polemonium reptans.

Etymology[edit]

After the Biblical Ladder of Jacob.

Noun[edit]

Jacob's ladder (plural Jacob's ladders)

  1. A flowering plant of the genus Polemonium.
  2. (nautical) A vertical ladder from the ratline to the upper masts.
  3. A toy consisting of blocks of wood, held together by strings or ribbons, that appear to cascade downward as they flip over.
  4. A pocketknife consisting of two handle segments joined by a pivot, with a blade connected by a second pivot to the end of one handle segment.
  5. (mathematics) A noncompact surface resembling a ladder made of handlebodies.