What does escalator mean?

Definitions for escalator
ˈɛs kəˌleɪ təres·ca·la·tor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. escalator clause, escalator(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)

  2. escalator, moving staircase, moving stairway(noun)

    a stairway whose steps move continuously on a circulating belt

GCIDE

  1. Escalator(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; -- originally a trade term, which has become the generic name for such devices. Such devices are in common use in large retail establishments such as department stores, and in public buildings having a heavy traffic of persons between adjacent floors.

    Etymology: [NL. Cf. Escalade.]

Wiktionary

  1. escalator(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From Escalator created by American inventor Charles Seeberger in 1900, from e + scala + -or, which forms nouns of agency. Formerly a trademark. See: the appendix. Broader usage may be influenced by escalate For an alternative etymology, see Online Etymology Dictionary.

  2. escalator(Noun)

    An upward or progressive course.

    Etymology: From Escalator created by American inventor Charles Seeberger in 1900, from e + scala + -or, which forms nouns of agency. Formerly a trademark. See: the appendix. Broader usage may be influenced by escalate For an alternative etymology, see Online Etymology Dictionary.

  3. escalator(Noun)

    An escalator clause.

    They agreed to a cost-of-living escalator.

    Etymology: From Escalator created by American inventor Charles Seeberger in 1900, from e + scala + -or, which forms nouns of agency. Formerly a trademark. See: the appendix. Broader usage may be influenced by escalate For an alternative etymology, see Online Etymology Dictionary.

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  1. Escalator

    An escalator is a moving staircase – a conveyor transport device for carrying people between floors of a building. The device consists of a motor-driven chain of individual, linked steps that move up or down on tracks, allowing the step treads to remain horizontal. Escalators are used around the world to move pedestrian traffic in places where elevators would be impractical. Principal areas of usage include department stores, shopping malls, airports, transit systems, convention centers, hotels, arenas, stadiums and public buildings. The benefits of escalators are many. They have the capacity to move large numbers of people, and they can be placed in the same physical space as one might install a staircase. They have no waiting interval, they can be used to guide people toward main exits or special exhibits, and they may be weatherproofed for outdoor use. A non-functioning escalator can function as a normal staircase, whereas many other conveyances become useless when they break down.

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    Veena
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How to say escalator in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of escalator in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of escalator in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of escalator in a Sentence

  1. Keri Peterson:

    People work out at the gym rather than going to the park so the gym equipment is a big germ hotspot, also, people tend do more shopping at malls. Door handles and escalator handles are particularly germy.

  2. Paul Roos:

    He was wearing all black. His face was not masked ... We ducked behind a counter but I stood up and watched him. Two explosions went off shortly after one another. By that time he had stopped shooting, he turned around and started coming towards us. He was holding his gun inside his jacket. He looked around anxiously to see if anyone was going to stop him and then went down the escalator ... We heard some more gunfire and then another explosion, and then it was over.

  3. Patricia Russell-McCloud:

    Life is an escalator: You can move forward or backward; you can not remain still.

  4. Paul Roos:

    We ducked behind a counter but I stood up and watched him. Two explosions went off shortly after one another. By that time he had stopped shooting, he turned around and started coming towards us. He was holding his gun inside his jacket. He looked around anxiously to see if anyone was going to stop him and then went down the escalator ... We heard some more gunfire and then another explosion, and then it was over.

  5. Patricia Russell-McCloud:

    Life is an escalator You can move forward or backward you can not remain still.

Images & Illustrations of escalator

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