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escalator


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Escalator  \Es"ca*la`tor\,  n.  [NL.  Cf  {Escalade}.] 
  A  stairway  or  incline  arranged  like  an  endless  belt  so  that 
  the  steps  or  treads  ascend  or  descend  continuously,  and  one 
  stepping  upon  it  is  carried  up  or  down  --  a  trade  term. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  escalator 
  n  :  a  stairway  whose  steps  move  continuously  on  a  circulating 
  belt  [syn:  {moving  staircase},  {moving  stairway}] 




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