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elevator

noun [C] uk   /ˈel.ɪ.veɪ.tər/ us    /-t̬ɚ/
A2 US ( UK lift) a device like a box that moves up and down, carrying people or goods from one floor of a building to another or taking people up and down underground in a mine a conveyor (= moving strip) that can be used for removing goods from a ship, putting bags onto an aircraft, moving grain, etc.
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