from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A fire-escape.
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Happer's had an iron fire-ladder on the alley side.
Crystal Rain 2006
Nobody, it appeared, was alert enough to espy that fugacious shadow on the fire-ladder.
The Day of Days An Extravaganza Louis Joseph Vance 1906
At the same moment the lifting fire-ladder reached the sill of the third-story window, and a fireman, shielding his face from the flames, peered into the blazing room.
The Lost House Richard Harding Davis 1890
In Boston every housekeeper had to own a fire-ladder; and ladders and buckets were kept in the church.
Home Life in Colonial Days Alice Morse Earle 1881
The great fire-ladder was brought from under the storehouse.
Absalom's Hair Bj��rnstjerne Bj��rnson 1871