hook-and-ladder company

[ hoo k-uh n-lad-er ]
/ ˈhʊk ənˈlæd ər /


a company of firefighters equipped with a hook-and-ladder truck.


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Also called ladder company.

Origin of hook-and-ladder company

An Americanism dating back to 1815–25

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