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elevator


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Elevator  \El"e*va`tor\,  n.  (A["e]ronautics) 
  A  movable  plane  or  group  of  planes  used  to  control  the 
  altitude  or  fore-and-aft  poise  or  inclination  of  an  airship 
  or  flying  machine. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Elevator  \El"e*va`tor\,  n.  [L.,  one  who  raises  up  a  deliverer: 
  cf  F.  ['e]l['e]vateur.] 
  One  who  or  that  which  raises  or  lifts  up  anything  as: 
  a  A  mechanical  contrivance,  usually  an  endless  belt  or 
  chain  with  a  series  of  scoops  or  buckets,  for 
  transferring  grain  to  an  upper  loft  for  storage. 
  b  A  cage  or  platform  and  the  hoisting  machinery  in  a  hotel, 
  warehouse,  mine,  etc.,  for  conveying  persons,  goods, 
  etc.,  to  or  from  different  floors  or  levels;  --  called  in 
  England  a  lift;  the  cage  or  platform  itself 
  c  A  building  for  elevating,  storing,  and  discharging, 
  grain. 
  d  (Anat.)  A  muscle  which  serves  to  raise  a  part  of  the 
  body,  as  the  leg  or  the  eye. 
  e  (Surg.)  An  instrument  for  raising  a  depressed  portion  of 
  a  bone. 
 
  {Elevator  head},  {leg},  &  {boot},  the  boxes  in  which  the 
  upper  pulley,  belt,  and  lower  pulley,  respectively,  run  in 
  a  grain  elevator. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  elevator 
  n  1:  a  platform  or  cage  that  is  raised  and  lowered  mechanically 
  in  a  vertical  shaft  in  order  to  move  people  from  one 
  floor  to  another  in  a  building  [syn:  {lift}] 
  2:  the  control  surface  on  the  tailplane  of  an  aircraft  that 
  makes  it  ascend  or  descend 




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