same adjustingscrew — the step-screw being backed out and the spindle fixed — the spindle can be tightened in its socket.
（Vehicle.) A lid to cover a carriage-step when the door is closed, to prevent the accumulation of mud thereon.
When the door is opened it is retracted, and sometimes acts as a protector, to keep the dress from contact with the wheel.
A furnace-grate in several successive hights, like a stairs.
See e, f, Fig. 2304, page 1012.
A portable ladder usually having flat steps, and its own means of support by struts or posts.
In Fig 5777, the ladder is stayed at the required extension by a notched brace, which catches upon a round; the feet of the upper plat form rest upon the rounds of the ladder.
In Fig. 5778, the brace and stay-rods slide on the staples, so as to allow of folding together or spreading apart of the sides and legs in position for use.