Bangor ladder

noun

variants or less commonly Bangor
: a long extension ladder controlled by means of poles and used in firefighting

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Etymology

from Bangor, Maine, where it was invented

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“Bangor ladder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bangor%20ladder. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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