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elevator
American English: /ˈɛləˌveɪdər/
British English: /ˈɛlɪveɪtə/

Translation of elevator in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 1.1 (for passengers) to take the elevator
    tomar el ascensor or (Mexico) el elevador
    Example sentences
    • As they passed the elevators, he pressed a button.
    • I walk down the hall to the bank of elevators, and press the up arrow.
    • I headed on ahead of Kyle and stopped at the elevators, pressing a button.
    1.2 (for goods)
    Example sentences
    • This was put to use every autumn to power the large and venerable threshing machine, with its elevator and shaking, riddling sieves.
    • The only visible parts of the underground area were the ten elevators for the machines.
    • The grain elevators located along the tracks unload 110 train carloads at a time, or a little over 20 million pounds of corn.
  • 3 (Aviation)
    timón (masculine) de profundidad
    Example sentences
    • The flight data recorder indicated that the flight crew performed a control check of the elevators.
    • The ailerons are a much simpler control than the elevator.
    • Firing the various thrusters in brief bursts, Brett slowed the rotating motion of the elevator around its axis.

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