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ladder truck

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noun
  1. hook and ladder.
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Origin of ladder truck

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90
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Examples from the Web for ladder truck

Historical Examples

  • The ladder-truck had swung around into the avenue without her seeing it.

    The Girls of Hillcrest Farm

    Amy Bell Marlowe

  • In the midst of the seething mass are the hose-cart and the ladder-truck.

    Homeburg Memories

    George Helgesen Fitch

  • From up the street thundered the ladder-truck, three huge horses abreast.

    The Girls of Central High

    Gertrude W. Morrison