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escalator

noun [C] uk   /ˈes.kə.leɪ.tər/  us   /-t̬ɚ/
B2 a set of stairs moved up or down by electric power on which people can stand and be taken from one level of a building to another, especially in shops, railway stations, and airports: I'll meet you by the up/down escalator on the second floor.
More examples
  • Sorry but the escalator is out of use; you'll have to take the stairs.
  • I cannot take this pram up the escalator, so I hope there is a lift I can use.
Translations of “escalator”
in Arabic سُلَّم كَهْربائي, مُتَحَرِّك…
in Korean 에스컬레이터…
in Malaysian eskalator…
in French escalier roulant…
in Turkish yürüyen merdiven…
in Italian scala mobile…
in Chinese (Traditional) 自動手扶梯,電梯…
in Russian эскалатор…
in Polish ruchome schody…
in Vietnamese thang cuốn…
in Spanish escalera mecánica…
in Portuguese escada rolante…
in Thai บันไดเลื่อน…
in German die Rolltreppe…
in Catalan escala mecànica…
in Japanese エスカレーター…
in Indonesian tangga berjalan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 自动扶梯…
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