Meaning of ELEVATOR in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈe-lə-ˌvā-tər ]


Date: 1646

1. : one that raises or lifts something up: as

a. : an endless belt or chain conveyor with cleats, scoops, or buckets for raising material

b. : a cage or platform and its hoisting machinery for conveying people or things to different levels

c. : grain elevator

2. : a movable auxiliary airfoil usually attached to the tail plane of an airplane for controlling pitch — see airplane illustration

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.