[ hoo k-uh n-lad-er ]
/ ˈhʊk ənˈlæd ər /
a company of firefighters equipped with a hook-and-ladder truck.
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Origin of hook-and-ladder company
An Americanism dating back to 1815–25
Also called ladder company.
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