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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 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 to ...

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 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 previewMicrosoft Encarta College Dictionary (2001)

The First Dictionary For The Internet Age by Anne H. Soukhanov

so that it is facing another direction turn-ta-ble lad der n uk emergencies = aerial ladder tUrn-Up □ 1 SOMETHING TURNING UP something that turns up or appears unexpectedly 2 = Upturn D. 3 UK FOLD AT BOTTOM OF TROUSER LEG a ...

Google previewWebster's II New College Dictionary (2005)

by Webster's New World Dictionary, Editors Of Webster's II Dictionaries

aerial ladder n. An extensible ladder, esp. one mounted on a fire engine. aer-ie also aer-y (ar'e, ar'e, ir'e) n., pi. -ies |Med. Lat. aeria < OFr. aire.] 1. The nest of a predatory bird, as an eagle, built on a high place.

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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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