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elevator

noun
     
Related topics: Building
el‧e‧va‧tor S3 W3 [countable]
1 American EnglishTB a machine that takes people and goods from one level to another in a building [= lift British English]
We'll have to take the elevator.
2TI a machine with a moving belt and containers, used for lifting grain and liquids, or for taking things off ships

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