Definition of aerial ladder in US English:

aerial ladder


  • A long extension ladder, especially on a fire engine, used to reach high places.

    • ‘Gino kneeled at the end of the extended aerial ladder.’
    • ‘We used an aerial ladder platform to get her down safely.’
    • ‘We were forced to put out the fire using an aerial ladder.’
    • ‘We had to tackle the fire using ladders and the aerial ladder platform.’
    • ‘If you're a natural-born driver, consider piloting a pumper, tanker, aerial ladder, heavy rescue truck or an ambulance.’