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ladderman

[ lad-er-muhn, -man ]
/ ˈlæd ər mən, -ˌmæn /
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noun, plural lad·der·men [lad-er-muhn, -men]. /ˈlæd ər mən, -ˌmɛn/.
a firefighter who is a member of a hook-and-ladder company.
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Origin of ladderman

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90; ladder + man

usage note for ladderman

See -man.
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