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moving staircase

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Definition of moving staircase in English:

noun

British
Another term for escalator.
Example sentences
  • Tierney is uncertain why he is in New York, but admits that he is somehow drawn to ‘this world of moving staircases, electric eyes, efficient loud-speakers, like a moth to the bright light’.
  • When the Metro was built moving staircases got preference over regular staircases because, engineers figured, they would transport passengers to and from trains more easily and evenly.
  • Among the wonders taken in was the moving staircase found in one of the town's shopping centres, which one Indian athlete described as ‘most marvellous’.

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