Elevator definition

ĕlə-vātər
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A movable control surface, usually attached to the horizontal stabilizer of an aircraft, that is used to produce motion up or down.
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The definition of an elevator is a lifting device usually made up of cables and a compartment that moves people or items up and down along a shaft.

An example of an elevator is an electronic lifting device in a hotel located in a shaft and moving up and down on cables to get you from the first floor to the tenth floor.

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A platform, cage, or boxlike structure suspended by motor-operated cables, for hoisting or lowering people or things, as in a building or mine.
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A machine, usually consisting of buckets or scoops fastened to an endless belt or chain, for hoisting grain, etc., as in a warehouse.
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A mechanism, often with buckets or scoops attached to a conveyor, used for hoisting materials.
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A granary equipped with devices for hoisting and discharging grain.
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The enclosure or platform with its operating equipment, motor, cables, and accessories.
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A person or thing that raises or lifts up.
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A pilot-controlled airfoil attached to the trailing edge of the tail section's horizontal stabilizers, used to make an aircraft go up or down and to control pitching.
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(US) Permanent construction with a built-in platform that is lifted vertically.
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A silo used for storing wheat, corn or other grain (grain elevator)
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A control surface of an aircraft responsible for controling the pitching motion of the machine.
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Trademark for a type of shoe having an insert lift to make the wearer appear taller.
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A dental instrument used to pry up ("elevate") teeth in difficult extractions, or depressed portions of bone.
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(anatomy) Any muscle that serves to raise a part of the body, such as the leg or the eye.
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A platform or an enclosure raised and lowered in a vertical shaft to transport people or freight.
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Noun

Singular:
elevator
Plural:
elevators