grain elevator

noun

: a building for elevating, storing, discharging, and sometimes processing grain

Examples of grain elevator in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Across the street is the town's most striking feature: a soaring grain elevator, operated by the Burgum family since 1906, and other elevators built later. Joey Garrison, USA TODAY, 29 June 2024 Her husband, Joseph A. Burgum, managed the local grain elevator that the family founded in 1906. Michael C. Bender, New York Times, 9 June 2024 The city is known for its towering grain elevators and is home to Vance Air Force Base. Ashley Killough, CNN, 2 Apr. 2024 His father, Max Belz, was a grain elevator operator before becoming a Presbyterian pastor. Michael S. Rosenwald, New York Times, 14 Feb. 2024 See all Example Sentences for grain elevator 

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Word History

First Known Use

1852, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of grain elevator was in 1852

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“Grain elevator.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grain%20elevator. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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