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hook and ladder

[ hookuhn lad-er ]
/ ˈhʊk ən ˈlæd ər /
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Also called hook-and-lad·der truck [hook-uhn-lad-er truhk] /ˈhʊk ənˈlæd ər ˌtrʌk/ .

Origin of hook and ladder

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35
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