Definition of Otis, Elisha in English:

Otis, Elisha

Syllabification: O·tis, Elisha
Pronunciation: /ˈōtis
 
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( 1811–61), US inventor and manufacturer; full name Elisha Graves Otis. In 1852, he produced the first efficient elevator with a safety device. Five years later he installed the first public elevator for passengers in a New York department store.

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