A group of people riding an escalator.
escalator definition by Webster's New World
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- a moving stairway consisting of treads linked in an endless belt, used in department stores, subway stations, etc.
- escalator clause
Origin: coined as a trademark (1895) ; from escala(de) plush -tor, as in (eleva)tor
escalator definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A moving stairway consisting of steps attached to a continuously circulating belt.
- An escalator clause.
Origin: Originally a trademark.