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hook-and-ladder truck


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A fire engine equipped with extension ladders and hooked poles.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A firefighting truck equipped with a ladder extendable to great length, for access to the upper stories of buildings; it also carries other firefighting equipment; called also ladder truck.


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  • Before we could move, four or five men ran directly past our doorway carrying a long pair of extension ladders from a hook-and-ladder truck just to the north.

    Time and Again

  • And far across the park on Broadway a hook-and-ladder truck pulled by four gray horses made the obtuse-angled turn into Mail Street toward us.

    Time and Again


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