hook and ladder truck
noun Date: 1865 a piece of mobile fire apparatus carrying ladders and usually other firefighting and rescue equipment — called also hook and ladder, ladder truck

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • hook-and-ladder truck — noun see hook and ladder 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hook-and-ladder company — hook and lad der com pa*ny, n. A company of firefighters who operate a hook and ladder truck; a fire company; called also {ladder company}. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hook-and-ladder company — /hook euhn lad euhr/ a company of firefighters equipped with a hook and ladder truck. Also called ladder company. [1815 25, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • hook-and-ladder company — /hook euhn lad euhr/ a company of firefighters equipped with a hook and ladder truck. Also called ladder company. [1815 25, Amer.] …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

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