One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A long extension ladder, especially on a fire engine, used to reach high places.
- ‘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.’
- ‘Gino kneeled at the end of the extended aerial ladder.’
- ‘We were forced to put out the fire using an aerial ladder.’
- ‘We used an aerial ladder platform to get her down safely.’
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