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escalator

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noun es·ca·la·tor \ˈes-kə-ˌlā-tər, ÷-kyə-\

Simple Definition of escalator

  • : a moving set of stairs that carries people up or down from one level of a building to another

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of escalator

  1. 1 a :  a power-driven set of stairs arranged like an endless belt that ascend or descend continuously b :  an upward course suggestive of an escalator <a never-stopping escalator of economic progress — D. W. Brogan>

  2. 2 :  an escalator clause or provision

Origin and Etymology of escalator

from Escalator, a trademark


First Known Use: 1900


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escalator

adjective es·ca·la·tor

Definition of escalator

  1. :  providing for a periodic proportional upward or downward adjustment (as of prices or wages) <an escalator arrangement tying the base pay … to living costs — N. Y. Times>



1930

First Known Use of escalator

1930


ESCALATOR Defined for Kids

escalator

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noun es·ca·la·tor \ˈe-skə-ˌlā-tər\

Definition of escalator for Students

  1. :  a moving stairway for going from one level (as of a building) to another





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