dumbwaiter

noun dumb·wait·er \ ˈdəm-ˌwā-tər , ˌdəm-ˈ \
|Updated on: 20 Jun 2018

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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First Known Use of dumbwaiter

1737

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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  • : a small elevator for carrying food or goods from one floor of a building to another


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