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elevator

el·e·va·tor

elevator

 
 
pronunciation:
e l veI tr
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a machine which raises or lifts, esp. a platform or enclosure in a vertical shaft, with its equipment and parts, used to raise and lower people or goods from one level to another in a building.
similar words:
hoist, lift
definition 2: a grain storage structure equipped to lift and pour out grain; grain elevator.
definition 3: in aircraft, a hinged movable horizontal surface whose position is altered to produce up or down movement of the craft.
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