Definition of turntable ladder in English:

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turntable ladder

noun

British
A power-operated extending and revolving ladder mounted on a fire engine.
Example sentences
  • Four fire engines and the turntable ladder turned out as police sealed off the area around the school buildings to traffic.
  • A dozen firefighters, two fire engines, and a turntable ladder from the nearby North Marine Road station arrived to find the only way out of the house, the stairwell, engulfed by flames.
  • Without the turntable ladder, members of the public would have been put in danger.
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