hook-and-ladder truck

hook and ladder

a fire engine, usually a tractor-trailer, fitted with long, extensible ladders and other equipment.
Also called hook-and-ladder truck, ladder truck.

1825–35, Americanism

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To hook-and-ladder truck
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: hook-and-ladder company
Next Definition: hook-billed
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for hook-and-ladder truck
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing hook-and-ladder truck
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature