a fire engine, usually a tractor-trailer, fitted with long, extensible ladders and other equipment.
- 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.
- Hook a ride
verb phrase To get or beg a ride: Since Swede had no car, he either hooked rides from the waiters who did, or walked [1940s+; probably fr hobo hook a rattler, ”get a ride on a freight train,” where hook means ”seize with the hands”]
noun 1. a bolt bent in a hooklike form at one end and threaded for a nut at the other.
noun, Ice Hockey. 1. a maneuver for depriving an opponent of the puck by seizing it in the crook of one’s stick. Compare 1 (def 37).