Definition of Dumbwaiter

1. Noun. A small elevator used to convey food (or other goods) from one floor of a building to another.

Exact synonyms: Food Elevator
Generic synonyms: Elevator, Lift



Definition of Dumbwaiter

1. n. A framework on which dishes, food, etc., are passed from one room or story of a house to another; a lift for dishes, etc.; also, a piece of furniture with movable or revolving shelves.

Definition of Dumbwaiter

1. Noun. A small lift / elevator used to move food etc. from one floor of a building to another. ¹

2. Noun. A portable table used for serving. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dumbwaiter

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dumbwaiter

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dumbnut
dumbnuts
dumbo
dumbos
dumbphone
dumbphones
dumbs
dumbs down
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dumbsize
dumbstruck
dumbwaiter (current term)
dumbwaiters
dumdum
dumdum bullet
dumdums
dumetose
dumfound
dumfounded
dumfounder
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dumfoundering
dumfounders
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dumka

Literary usage of Dumbwaiter

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1. Electrical Contracting: Shop System, Estimating, Wiring, Construction by Louis John Auerbacher (1908)
"Electric dumbwaiter. There shall be furnished and installed in connection with the present dumbwaiter an electrically controlled dumbwaiter as follows: The ..."

2. Carpentry and Building (1908)
"Constructing a dumbwaiter.—Design Submitted Ъу С. A. Wagner. the June.issue expecting to see criticisms of the first prize design, but not finding them I ..."

3. Building Code Recommended by the National Board of Fire Underwriters, New by National Board of Fire Underwriters (1915)
"Where a dumbwaiter shaft extends into the cellar or basement of a building, ... All openings in dumbwaiter shafts shall be provided with approved ..."

4. Safety in Building Construction by Travelers Insurance Companies (1921)
"Existing dumbwaiter shafts. Any existing dumbwaiter shaft which extends into the ... In dumbwaiter shafts hereafter erected or altered, there shall be no ..."

5. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1917)
"Ropes (1884) 19 Jones & S. (NY) 25, holding that the lessor of premises containing a dumbwaiter used in common by different tenants is under an obligation ..."

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