rescue equipment consisting of a device that fills with air and retards your fall
a. An inclined trough, passage, or channel through or down which things may pass.
b. A narrow, usually fenced passage for horses or cattle.
c. A usually straight extension of one side of an oval racetrack, used to start certain longer races so that the
jump from an airplane and descend with a parachute
treat badly; "This boss abuses his workers"; "She is always stepping on others to get ahead"
relative position in a graded series; "always a step behind"; "subtle gradations in color"; "keep in step with the fashions"
cause (a computer) to execute a single command
any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal; "the situation called for strong measures"; "the police took steps to reduce crime"
the act of changing location by raising the foot and setting it down; "he walked with unsteady steps"
move or proceed as if by steps into a new situation; "She stepped into a life of luxury"; "he won't step into his father's footsteps"
a sequence of foot movements that make up a particular dance; "he taught them the waltz step"
measure (distances) by pacing; "step off ten yards"
support consisting of a place to rest the foot while ascending or descending a stairway; "he paused on the bottom step"