Definition of snakes and ladders noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


snakes and ladders

BrE BrE//ˌsneɪks ən ˈlædəz//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsneɪks ən ˈlædərz//
(British English) [uncountable] Board games
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a children’s game played on a special board with pictures of snakes and ladders on it. Players move their pieces up the ladders to go forward and down the snakes to go back. see also Chutes and Ladders™ See related entries: Board games