aerial ladder

noun

Definition of aerial ladder 

: a mechanically operated extensible ladder usually mounted on a fire truck

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The aerial ladder Tower 1, bought in 1994, is at the end of its usable life, is increasingly expensive to repair and should be replaced with a new, safer, better equipped vehicle, firefighters said.. Bill Leukhardt, Courant Community, "Plainville Voters Approve New Firetrucks," 19 June 2018 Two aerial ladder trucks were placed at each corner to douse flames from above as other trucks arrived to pump water. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Heating tools on scaffolding may have ignited roof of historic Milwaukee church," 16 May 2018 Lunch, crafts, petting zoo, telling of the Easter story and egg drop by SCC Fire Department’s aerial ladder. Luann Gibbs, Cincinnati.com, "Easter egg hunts in Cincinnati this weekend," 29 Mar. 2018 Sky Zone Greenfield will introduce attractions new to the Sky Zone chain, including a state-of-the-art Ninja Warrior Course, a challenge zone that includes jousting pits and an aerial ladder, and a climbing wall. Jane Ford-stewart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wanna fly? Greenfield will soon have a trampoline park to let you spread your wings," 4 Oct. 2017

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1904, in the meaning defined above

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