bucket truck

noun

US
: a truck equipped with an extendable, hydraulic boom carrying a large bucket for raising workers to elevated, inaccessible areas
… to talk about the possibility of sharing the purchase of specialized highway equipment, like … bucket trucks for roadside tree trimming.David Detmold, Montague (Massachusetts) Reporter, 8 Oct. 2009

Word History

First Known Use

1960, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bucket truck was in 1960

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“Bucket truck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bucket%20truck. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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