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elevator

noun [C] uk   /ˈel.ɪ.veɪ.tər/ us    /-t̬ɚ/
A2 US (UK lift) a small room that carries people or goods up and down in tall buildingsStairs and liftsMachinery and machinesHousehold equipment and domestic chores a moving strip that can be used for removing goods from a ship, putting bags onto an aircraft, moving grain into a store, etc.Stairs and lifts
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