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hook-and-ladder company

[hoo k-uh n-lad-er] /ˈhʊk ənˈlæd ər/
noun
1.
a company of firefighters equipped with a hook-and-ladder truck.
Also called ladder company.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25, Americanism
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