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extension ladder

a ladder having two or more sections joined by a sliding mechanism that allows the ladder to be extended to the total length.
Origin of extension ladder
First recorded in 1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The highest kind of an extension ladder was borrowed and opened to its utmost capacity.

    Edgar Saltus: The Man

    Marie Saltus
  • This time he was successful, and scaled the cliff by means of an extension ladder and several hundred feet of rope.

  • To reach the flat earthen roof of the one-story Syrian house needs no extension ladder.

    The Syrian Christ Abraham Mitrie Rihbany
  • Be sure of the strength of a branch before tying an extension ladder to it.

    Studies of Trees Jacob Joshua Levison

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