grain elevator

noun

Definition of grain elevator

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

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The closure comes at the peak of wheat harvest and could be devastating for farmers who ship to Asia via barges that fill up at more than two dozen grain elevators along the river network as far inland as Lewiston, Idaho. Gillian Flaccus, The Seattle Times, "Broken Columbia River barge lock means commerce chokehold," 10 Sep. 2019 Farmers truck their wheat to 27 inland grain elevators for loading onto barges headed to the Pacific Ocean and then to Asia. Washington Post, "Broken Columbia River barge lock means commerce chokehold," 9 Sep. 2019 Ginger Graham’s project honors the city’s agricultural roots and maintains the structure’s historic charm, preserving the Linden Street façade, shoring up the iconic grain elevator and restoring architectural details. Stacey Mckenna, The Know, "10 bars, restaurants and art spaces that give new life to historic buildings," 8 Aug. 2019 The grain elevator — the last in the county — remains, and an old scale serves as the front patio, Wild Goose really shines by continuing to connect rural residents through coffee and food. Stacey Mckenna, The Know, "10 bars, restaurants and art spaces that give new life to historic buildings," 8 Aug. 2019 My new favorite view, drink and food venue is in a historic grain elevator on the Mississippi on the southern edge of downtown St. Paul. Bulletin Board, Twin Cities, "Sunday Bulletin Board: Would you please get those barges out of there, so we can see the river?," 21 July 2019 The halts in river traffic have been a constant headache this planting season for Mike Christenson, agronomy division manager at Countryside Cooperative, a grain elevator and storage facility in Wisconsin. New York Times, "Paralysis on America’s Rivers: There’s Too Much Water," 31 May 2019 Court documents show that Hanson contracted with farmers and grain elevators last year to buy crops and either failed to pay them or sent them checks that bounced. Dave Kolpack, Twin Cities, "Ex-North Dakota grain trader, 22, signs plea deal in multimillion-dollar fraud scheme," 18 June 2019 The site features a 1,400-foot pier and a 700-foot pier as well as a former grain elevator and storage silos. Meredith Cohn, baltimoresun.com, "Real estate firm buys Baltimore waterfront property with an eye toward port-related business," 14 June 2019

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First Known Use of grain elevator

1852, in the meaning defined above

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grain elevator

noun

Kids Definition of grain elevator

: a tall building for storing grain

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