Hook-and-ladder



noun
1.
a fire engine, usually a tractor-trailer, fitted with long, extensible ladders and other equipment.

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    [hoo k-uh n-lad-er] /ˈhʊk ənˈlæd ər/ noun 1. a company of firefighters equipped with a hook-and-ladder truck.

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