Definition of dumbwaiter
1 : a portable serving table or stand
2 : a small elevator used for conveying food and dishes from one story of a building to another
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The abundant perks — in G.E.’s case, two helicopter pads, a shoeshine station and an executive dining room linked to the kitchen below by dumbwaiters — fed the sense of exalted status.
Is a dumbwaiter at a Dim Sum restaurant called a Dim-Dum?
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Definition of dumbwaiter for English Language Learners
: a small elevator for carrying food or goods from one floor of a building to another
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