Stepping-stoneStep"ping-stone`\, n. 1. A stone to raise the feet above the surface of water or mud in walking. 2. Fig.: A means of progress or advancement. These obstacles his genius had turned into stepping-stones. --Macaulay. That men may rise on stepping-stones Of their dead selves to higher things. --Tennyson.
|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
|a screen or mat covered with a dark material for shielding a camera lens from excess light or glare.|
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