1) A north-country word for a ladder, noted in counties where Scandinavian influence was strong.
1522 paid for a ste to the kirk, xvijd , York
1559 two longe stiis, Castleford
1561 Item 3 stees or Ladders, Spaldington
1563 Thre stees alias ledders, Knayton
1596 Item Fyve stees Longer and shorter, Knaresborough.