Definition of Escalator

1. Noun. A clause in a contract that provides for an increase or a decrease in wages or prices or benefits etc. depending on certain conditions (as a change in the cost of living index).

Exact synonyms: Escalator Clause
Generic synonyms: Article, Clause



2. Noun. A stairway whose steps move continuously on a circulating belt.
Exact synonyms: Moving Staircase, Moving Stairway
Generic synonyms: Staircase, Stairway

Definition of Escalator

1. n. A stairway or incline arranged like an endless belt so that the steps or treads ascend or descend continuously, and one stepping upon it is carried up or down; -- a trade term.

Definition of Escalator

1. Noun. A motor-driven mechanical device consisting of a continuous loop of steps that automatically conveys people from one floor to another. ¹

2. Noun. An upward or progressive course. ¹

3. Noun. An escalator clause. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Escalator

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Escalator

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escalade
escaladed
escalader
escaladers
escalades
escalading
escalado
escalate
escalated
escalates
escalating
escalation
escalation plan
escalations
escalator (current term)
escalator clause
escalators
escalatory
escalefter
escalier
escaliers
escallonia
escallonias
escallop
escalloped
escalloping
escallops
escalop
escalope

Literary usage of Escalator

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1. Reliques of ancient English poetry: Consisting of Old Heroic Ballads, Songs by English poetry, Thomas Percy (1839)
"Whether he, or King Arthur will prove the best barber; And therewith he shook his good sword escalator. ..."

2. Modern Industrial Progress by Charles Henry Cochrane (1904)
"The escalator. A, Top of escalator, showing the shear that intimates to the passenger, " Time to get off;" B, engineer's plan, showing mechanical operation ..."

3. The Building Law of the City of Boston: Being Acts of 1907, Chapter 550, as by Boston, Charles Stanhope Damrell (1919)
"An escalator is a moving continuous stairway or inclined runway designed for ... An existing installation is an elevator or escalator, the erection of which ..."

4. Cassier's Magazine edited by [Anonymus AC02877163] (1903)
"the escalator. This latter was found to be 859 per cent. of the number delivered by the eight elevators. In another establishment, in a very busy hour, ..."

5. Architecture and Building (1912)
"The comparative merits of stairway elevator and escalator may be tested by studying their use in a very large building, such, for example, ..."

6. At the Mallby Evan-Moor Educational Publishers, Jo Ellen Moore by Evan-Moor Educational Publishers, Jo Ellen Moore (2004)
"Up and Down on the escalator Materials A Chant • Up and Down on the escalator displayed on a computer monitor, digital projector, or an overhead projector ..."

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