hook-and-ladder company


hook-and-ladder company

hook-and-ladder company [hoo k-uh n-lad-er] Word Origin noun

  1. a company of firefighters equipped with a hook-and-ladder truck.

Origin of hook-and-ladder company An Americanism dating back to 1815–25 Also called ladder company. Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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