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extension ladder

a ladder having two or more sections joined by a sliding mechanism that allows the ladder to be extended to the total length.
Origin of extension ladder
1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Do not stand on the three top rungs of a straight, single or extension ladder.
  • The required information may be stamped into a guide iron on an extension ladder or the metal support of a step ladder cap.
  • The step ladder should not be used as an extension ladder.
  • The overhead ladder rack carried a thirty five foot aluminum extension ladder.
  • Worker was positioned on a portable extension ladder, installing wire.
  • At times the site conditions impose a height restriction on the extension ladder's working length.
  • Detectives are also looking for missing sections of an aluminum extension ladder and a wheelbarrow.
  • Do not stand on the top three rungs of a straight, single or extension ladder.
  • The two maintenance workers secured an extension ladder to the outside of the building to gain access to the roof.
  • Whenever possible, tie the top of an extension ladder to secure it.

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