Translation of elevator in Spanish:

elevator

Pronunciation: /ˈeləveɪtər; ˈelɪveɪtə(r)/

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 (for passengers) (American English/inglés norteamericano) ascensor (masculine), elevador (masculine) (Mexico/México) to take the elevator tomar el ascensor or (Mexico/México) el elevador
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    • 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) elevador (masculine), montacargas (masculine)
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    • 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/Aviación] timón (masculine) de profundidad
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    • 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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