hook and ladder truck


: a piece of mobile fire apparatus carrying ladders and usually other firefighting and rescue equipment

called also hook and ladder, ladder truck

Examples of hook and ladder truck in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1865, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hook and ladder truck was in 1865

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“Hook and ladder truck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hook%20and%20ladder%20truck. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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