grain elevator


Definition of grain elevator

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

Examples of grain elevator in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Cancer Alley, Regan stopped by Michael Coleman’s home, which is nestled between a grain elevator, an oil refinery and a railroad — and lies near a handful of massive chemical plants. Ava Kofman, ProPublica, 24 Nov. 2021 Officials in the western Minnesota town of Clinton have declared a civil emergency after a grain elevator caught fire Sunday, drawing fire departments from 12 communities to fight the blaze. Erin Adler, Star Tribune, 25 July 2021 The price of wheat is not set at the grain elevator, it is set in the Chicago futures market. Steven Ehrlich, Forbes, 1 Nov. 2021 An employee who returned fire after a gunman killed two people at a grain elevator likely prevented more deaths, a Nebraska State Patrol official said Friday. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 26 Oct. 2021 Her mother was college-educated but not her father, who operated a grain elevator for work. Rohan Preston, Star Tribune, 23 July 2021 An auto parts business currently occupies the first floor of the main building, which was constructed in 1924 as a flour mill with nearby grain elevator. Don Stacom,, 21 Sep. 2021 The Pioneer name soared to new heights 20 years later with a then state-of-the-art grain elevator. René A. Guzman, San Antonio Express-News, 17 Sep. 2021 An example: Boyd's wife, Kara, a member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, recalls the time her husband took a load of soybeans to the grain elevator and got a low price for it. CBS News, 1 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of grain elevator

1852, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of grain elevator was in 1852

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5 Dec 2021

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“Grain elevator.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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: a tall building for storing grain

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