Definition of Elevator shaft

1. Noun. A vertical shaft in a building to permit the passage of an elevator from floor to floor.

Generic synonyms: Shaft

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Elevator Shaft

elevator car
elevator disease
elevator girl
elevator man
elevator muscle of rib
elevator muscle of scapula
elevator muscle of soft palate
elevator muscle of thyroid gland
elevator muscle of upper eyelid
elevator muscle of upper lip
elevator muscle of upper lip and wing of nose
elevator music
elevator operator
elevator shaft (current term)
elevator shoe
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elevator surfer
elevator surfers
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elevators and escalators

Literary usage of Elevator shaft

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1913)
"At the time of the accident McCloskey, who will be called the plaintiff, was engaged in painting the elevator shaft, and for this purpose was riding on top ..."

2. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The air-cushion should be about one-tenth the depth of the elevator shaft ; in high buildings it may be a well 30 or 30 ft. deep. ..."

3. Report by Industrial Commission of Ohio, Dept. of Investigation and Statistics (1915)
"(1) Keys fell in elevator shaft. Raised elevator above basement floor, climbed out and ... (1) Standing in open doorway of elevator shaft attending to some ..."

4. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1910)
"... and the flooring over the elevator shaft where the elevator passes up and down opens and shuts automatically when the elevator approaches it, ..."

5. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of Common Pleas for the by Charles Patrick Daly (1892)
"Presumably this was the cause, while the elevator kept moving vip, of the intestate's being drawn back within the elevator shaft. The evidence is undisputed ..."

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