Definition of elevator
1 : one that raises or lifts something up: such asa : an endless belt or chain conveyor with cleats, scoops, or buckets for raising materialb : a cage or platform and its hoisting machinery for conveying people or things to different levelsc : grain elevator
2 : a movable airfoil usually attached to the tailplane of an airplane for controlling pitch — see airplane illustration
Examples of elevator in a sentence
We took the elevator to the 10th floor.
First Known Use of elevator
ELEVATOR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of elevator for English Language Learners
: a machine used for carrying people and things to different levels in a building
: a tall building for storing grain
ELEVATOR Defined for Kids
Medical Definition of elevator
1: a dental instrument for removing teeth or the roots of teeth which cannot be gripped with a forceps
2: a surgical instrument for raising a depressed part (as a bone) or for separating contiguous parts
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