aerial ladder
noun Date: 1904 a mechanically operated extensible ladder usually mounted on a fire truck

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  • aerial ladder — n. a ladder that can be extended for reaching high places, esp. one mounted on a fire engine …   English World dictionary

  • Aerial ladder — An aerial ladder is one of the three basic categories of aerial apparatus.The aerial ladder: * can telescope out to increase its length. * primary functions include: ventilation, rescue, elevated master streams, and access to upper floors. * may… …   Wikipedia

  • aerial ladder — an extensible ladder used for reaching heights, esp. from a hook and ladder truck. * * * …   Universalium

  • aerial ladder — noun a ladder that can be mechanically extended, used for fire trucks Syn: extension ladder …   Wiktionary

  • aerial ladder — noun mechanically extendible ladder; used on a fire truck • Hypernyms: ↑extension ladder …   Useful english dictionary

  • aerial ladder truck — noun a fire engine carrying ladders • Syn: ↑ladder truck • Hypernyms: ↑fire engine, ↑fire truck …   Useful english dictionary

  • ladder truck — noun a fire engine carrying ladders • Syn: ↑aerial ladder truck • Hypernyms: ↑fire engine, ↑fire truck * * * noun : a piece of mobile fire apparatus carrying ladders and usually other fire fighting and rescue equipment * * * ladder truck, a …   Useful english dictionary

  • ladder — n. framework with rungs for climbing 1) to put up a ladder 2) to steady a ladder 3) to lean a ladder (against a wall) 4) to climb, go up, mount a ladder 5) to come down, descend a ladder 6) an aerial; extension; rope ladder 7) an accommodation… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Aerial work platform — A tracked AWP at a building site. An aerial work platform, also known as an aerial device or elevating work platform, is a mechanical device used to provide temporary access for people or equipment to inaccessible areas, usually at height. There… …   Wikipedia

  • Aerial platform — An aerial platform may refer either to a:*Aerial work platform, an engineering vehicle providing a raised work space *Platform truck, a special type of firefighting ladder truck …   Wikipedia

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