Elevator

Definition of Elevator

El´e`va`tor
n.1.One who, or that which, raises or lifts up anything.
2.A mechanical contrivance, usually an endless belt or chain with a series of scoops or buckets, for transferring grain to an upper loft for storage.
3.A cage or platform (called an elevator car) and the hoisting machinery in a hotel, warehouse, mine, etc., for conveying persons, goods, etc., to or from different floors or levels; - called in England a lift; the cage or platform itself.
4.A building for elevating, storing, and discharging, grain.
5.(Anat.) A muscle which serves to raise a part of the body, as the leg or the eye.
6.(Surg.) An instrument for raising a depressed portion of a bone.
7.(Aëronautics) A movable plane or group of planes used to control the altitude or fore-and-aft poise or inclination of an airship or flying machine.
Elevator head
the boxes in which the upper pulley, belt, and lower pulley, respectively, run in a grain elevator.
Elevator shoes
shoes having unusually thick soles and heels, designed to make a person appear taller than he or she actually is.

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aerofoil, airfoil, control surface, horizontal tail, surface
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