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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