extension ladder


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extension ladder

[ik′sten·chən ‚lad·ər]
(design engineering)
A ladder of two or more nesting sections which can be extended to almost the combined length of the sections.

extension ladder

A ladder which has more than one section, each sliding within the other, so that it can be extended in length.
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Standing on ladders, especially extension ladders, requires a certain degree of physical fitness, balance and coordination.
I'm ashamed to say my next decision was to push the top third of the tree over while standing on top of my 20-foot extension ladder. At this point, all my fellow Ground Safety folks should be cringing.
Firefighters used rope access gear and a triple extension ladder to rescue the five-year-old female Staffordshire bull terrier dog, after she found her way in to the water and couldn't get out.
Or you can flip it open to make an extension ladder that extends to 17 ft.
Crew Commander Darren Kendall, from Wednesbury, said a short extension ladder and various items of working-at-height gear were used in the hour-long rescue.
July 6, 1962: Huddersfield Fire Brigade took delivery of a 100ft turntable extension ladder weighing nine tons and costing pounds 10,000.
"We only used a short extension ladder. They thought it was a great joke but it's a drain on resources.
This is a stepladder, extension ladder (so you can go up really high) and a ladder suitable for use on stairs all in one and can prove really useful for DIY.
Fire crews used an extension ladder and straps to lift Henry to safety.
The 51-year-old former sub- officer with the fire brigade was attempting to lash together a roofing ladder and an extension ladder when he fell and landed on a concrete floor.
And when you need a conventional step or straight extension ladder, the Super-Step's that too and takes just a few moments to re-assemble (no tools required for any configuration!).
Use a stepladder or tie an extension ladder securely to the tree and keep one hand on it and one on the saw.