hook and ladder truck


Definition of 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

Recent Examples on the Web The crowd also was incensed by a practical joke that brought a fire department hose cart and a hook and ladder truck clanging up to the Lee home. Ben Welter, Star Tribune, 29 May 2020

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First Known Use of hook and ladder truck

1865, in the meaning defined above

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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 27 Jan. 2022.

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