hook and ladder
hook-and-ladder truck hook"-and-lad"der truck, hook and ladder truck hook" and lad"der truck, hook and ladder hook" and lad"der, 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}. [PJC]

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  • hook and ladder — noun count AMERICAN a FIRE ENGINE with long LADDERS on the sides …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hook and ladder — noun 1. or hook and ladder truck : ladder truck 2. or hood and ladder company : ladder company * * * a fire engine, usually a tractor trailer …   Useful english dictionary

  • hook and ladder — a fire engine, usually a tractor trailer, fitted with long, extensible ladders and other equipment. Also called hook and ladder truck, ladder truck. [1825 35, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • hook and ladder — noun see hook and ladder truck …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hook and ladder — hook′ and lad′der n. trs a fire engine, usu. a tractor trailer, fitted with long extensible ladders and other equipment …   From formal English to slang

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  • hook and ladder — noun (C) AmE a fire engine with long ladders fixed to it …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • hook and ladder truck — hook and lad der truck, hook and ladder truck hook and lad der truck, hook and ladder hook and lad der, n. A firefighting truck equipped with a ladder extendable to great length, for access to the upper stories of buildings; it also carries other …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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