Definitions for jacob's-ladder
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a ladder seen by Jacob in a dream, reaching from the earth to heaven. Gen. 28:12.
Naut. a hanging ladder having ropes or chains supporting rungs or steps.
Category: Nautical, Navy
Origin of Jacob's ladder:
any plant of the genus Polemonium, of the phlox family, with cup-shaped blue flowers and paired leaflets in a ladderlike arrangement.
Origin of Jacob's-ladder:
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