Definition of Aerial ladder

1. Noun. Mechanically extendible ladder; used on a fire truck.

Generic synonyms: Extension Ladder

Definition of Aerial ladder

1. Noun. a ladder that can be mechanically extended, used for fire trucks ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aerial Ladder

aeration basin
aeration zone
aeration zones
aerenchymous tissue
aerial cableway
aerial camera
aerial ladder (current term)
aerial ladder truck
aerial mycelium
aerial photography
aerial ping pong
aerial railway
aerial root
aerial roots
aerial ropeway
aerial runway
aerial runways
aerial sickness
aerial survey
aerial surveying
aerial torpedo

Literary usage of Aerial ladder

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Bucket Brigade to Flying Squadron: Fire Fighting Past and Present by Herbert Theodore Jenness (1909)
"The aerial ladder trucks are also furnished with a supply of removable ladders, hooks, door-openers, ropes, and all necessary appurtenances. ..."

2. Reminiscences of the Old Fire Laddies and Volunteer Fire Departments of New by J. Frank Kernan (1885)
"In the year 1872, Mrs. Mary Belle Scott-Uda applied to the Fire Department to introduce her new invention of the " aerial ladder." The ladder was on four ..."

3. King's Hand-book of Boston by Moses King (1889)
"A self-sustaining aerial ladder, consisting of 8 sections, each 12 feet long, was purchased in 1876. ..."

4. The Crafts Family: A Genealogical and Biographical History of the by James Monroe Crafts, William Francis Crafts (1893)
"He is the inventor, patentee, and manufacturer of the "Crafts' aerial ladder," and of the "Boston aerial ladder," and of the " Aerial Attachment for ..."

5. Standard Schedule for Grading Cities and Towns of the United States with by National Board of Fire Underwriters (1917)
"An aerial ladder must be provided in a district where 5 buildings are 4 stories or higher and one ladder truck in 5 shall be aerial. ..."

6. The Insurance Year Book by Spectator insurance yearbook (1889)
"... i chemical hand extinguishers carried on H "' truck, an aerial ladder truck to be added; good rubber hose; 16 horses; value of -r and supplies. ..."

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