ascensor

noun
as·​cen·​sor | \ əˈsen(t)sə(r), aˈ- \
plural ascensores\ ˌaˌsenˈsōr(ˌ)ēz \

Definition of ascensor

: a nearly vertical funicular railway used on very steep ascents

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History and Etymology for ascensor

Spanish, from Latin, one that ascends, from ascensus (past participle of ascendere to ascend) + -or

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“Ascensor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ascensor. Accessed 24 Feb. 2021.

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