Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
n. 1 (context firefighting English) A ladder truck, a vehicle used by firefighters to gain access to the upper stories of a building. Typically, a fire truck has a hydraulic system which operates a large, heavy-duty ladder mounted on top of the truck body, space for portable ladders to be stored and compartments for holding other tools that may be needed. Unlike a fire engine, trucks do not have pumps or carry water. 2 Any fire apparatus, such as a fire truck or fire engine.
n. any of various large trucks that carry firemen and equipment to the site of a fire [syn: fire engine]
Fire Truck is a black-and-white 1978 arcade game. It was developed and published by Atari, Inc.. According to GamesRadar, it was the earliest video game with cooperative gameplay where two players were forced to work together. A one-player version of the game, called Smokey Joe was also released. This was internally identical to Fire Truck.
Fire Truck is built on the technology created for Atari's Super Bug released the previous year. Both games were programmed by Howard Delman.
Usage examples of "fire truck".
Paul Summers drove her back in the fire truck and jump-started the Rambler.
Tommy pats me on the back and nods towards the fire truck, time to get the hell out.
There were five police cruisers, two ambulances, and a fire truck, all for one dead body.
The big fire truck had just crashed past, missing Joe Hardy by inches.
It was clipped to the side of the fire truck, horizontally, at head height.
Having set the grime-streaked rucksack she'd liberated from behind the seat of the fire truck to tote this hastily assembled investigation kit on a bench beneath a window, she pulled out two pairs of latex gloves, put one on and handed the other to Shelly.