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Definition of the noun aerial ladder

What does aerial ladder mean as a name of something?


  1. mechanically extendible ladder; used on a fire truck
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic term: extension ladder = a ladder whose length can be extended


Aerial ladder: An aerial ladder is one of the three basic categories of aerial apparatus.

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Google previewRSMeans Illustrated Construction Dictionary (2012)

by RSMeans

aerial ladder An extension laddercapable of reachinghighplaces and often mounted ona vehicle such as a fire truck. aerial liftA term commonlyapplied to mobile workingplatforms that are elevated hydraulically ...

Google previewDictionary of Americanisms, Briticisms, Canadianisms and Australianisms (2010)

by V.S. Matyushenkov

“M” aerial ladder Am. motor turntable ladder. aerodrome esp. Br. obs. / Am. airdrome/ airfield. aeroengine esp.Br. aircraft engine: Myfather tried tojointhe RAF, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1890)

a dictionary of arts, sciences and general literature

The "aerial ladder" (so-called) reaches when fully extended a hejght of 100 feet, and is self-supporting; it is readily moved, when raised. It is made in 8 sections, each being a ladder about 12 feet long, and is put together and raised in six ...

Google previewThe New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2015)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

the large aerial ladder used by firefighters US Rolling up to a burning building, the big stick is raised in seconds, the extension reaches out, the turntable moves the ladder to the exact point where needed, and firemen go monkeying up ...

Google previewNelson's Perpetual Loose-leaf Encyclopaedia (1909)

An International Work of Reference by John Huston Finley

Aerial Ladders—The longest aerial ladder extends to 90 feet.

Google previewNew International Encyclopedia (1915)

Like the water tower, the aerial ladder, which could be extended to a height of 85 feet, furnished a serious problem for a team of three horses to draw in winter with snow or ice on the pavement. The horses now have been supplanted by some ...

Google previewAcademic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology (1992)

by Christopher G. Morris, Academic Press

aerial ladder Mechanical Devices, a long extension ladder used especially in firefighting. aerial logging Forestry, a system of transporting timber using helicopters or ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Homeland Security and Defense (2006)

by Margaret R. O'Leary

chassis-mounted aerial ladder, a full complement of ground ladders, and the equipment/water (less than an engine) carried on an engine company.

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1914)

by William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith

Telescopic aerial ladder. Same as aerial ittruck. ladder-back (lad'er-bak), n. A chair-back which is made of horizontal slats passing from one side to the other. ladder-beetle (lad'er-be'tl), n. An American chrysomelid beetle, Calligrapha scalaris, ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary: The Century dictionary (1911)

Telescopic aerial ladder. Same as aerial *truck. ladder-back (lad'ér-bak), n. A chair-back which is made of horizontal slats passing from one side to the other. ladder-beetle (lad'ér-bé'tl), n. chrysomelid beetle, Calligrapha scalaris, which feeds ...

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Video shows what aerial ladder means. a ladder that can be mechanically extended, used for fire trucks. aerial ladder synonyms: extension ladder. Aerial ladder ...

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