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ladder truck

[ lad-er truhk ]
/ ˈlæd ər ˌtrʌk /
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noun

a vehicle, usually a tractor-trailer, equipped for firefighting and fitted with long, often hydraulic, extensible ladders and other equipment.

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Also called hook-and-ladder truck, hook and ladder, fire truck .

Origin of ladder truck

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90
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