Associations to the word «Elevator»

Pictures for the word «Elevator»


ELEVATOR, noun. (US) Permanent construction with a built-in platform that is lifted vertically.
ELEVATOR, noun. A silo used for storing wheat, corn or other grain (grain elevator)
ELEVATOR, noun. (aeronautics) A control surface of an aircraft responsible for controling the pitching motion of the machine.
ELEVATOR, noun. Trademark for a type of shoe having an insert lift to make the wearer appear taller.
ELEVATOR, noun. A dental instrument used to pry up ("elevate") teeth in difficult extractions, or depressed portions of bone.
ELEVATOR, noun. (anatomy) Any muscle that serves to raise a part of the body, such as the leg or the eye.
ELEVATOR AUTHORITY, noun. The degree of control that the elevators can exert over the pitching motion of an aircraft; related to elevator design and airspeed.
ELEVATOR MUSIC, noun. (US) Bland, inoffensive music played as a background in elevators and businesses (such as offices and shopping malls).
ELEVATOR SHAFT, noun. (US) American term for a liftshaft or lift shaft.
ELEVATOR SHAFTS, noun. Plural of elevator shaft
ELEVATOR SHOE, noun. A shoe with a shoe lift.
ELEVATOR SHOES, noun. Plural of elevator shoe
ELEVATOR SURFER, noun. A person who illegally rides on the top of an elevator car, outside the actual confines of the car.
ELEVATOR SURFERS, noun. Plural of elevator surfer
ELEVATOR SURFING, noun. The practice of riding on the top of elevator cars, outside the actual confines of the car.
ELEVATOR TALK, noun. (US) brief, polite, superficial conversation, like that which occurs in elevators.

Dictionary definition

ELEVATOR, noun. Lifting device consisting of a platform or cage that is raised and lowered mechanically in a vertical shaft in order to move people from one floor to another in a building.
ELEVATOR, noun. The airfoil on the tailplane of an aircraft that makes it ascend or descend.

Wise words

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