dumbwaiter


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dumb·wait·er

 (dŭm′wā′tər)
n.
1. A small elevator used to convey food or other goods from one floor of a building to another.
2. A portable serving stand or table.

dumbwaiter

(ˈdʌmˌweɪtə)
n
1. (Furniture)
a. a stand placed near a dining table to hold food
b. a revolving circular tray placed on a table to hold food. US and Canadian name: lazy Susan
2. (Building) a lift for carrying food, rubbish, etc, between floors

dumb•wait•er

(ˈdʌmˌweɪ tər)

n.
1. a small elevator, consisting typically of a box with shelves, used for moving food, garbage, etc., between floors, as in an apartment house or restaurant.
2. Brit.
a. an auxiliary serving table.
[1745–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dumbwaiter - a small elevator used to convey food (or other goods) from one floor of a building to anotherdumbwaiter - a small elevator used to convey food (or other goods) from one floor of a building to another
elevator, lift - lifting device consisting of a platform or cage that is raised and lowered mechanically in a vertical shaft in order to move people from one floor to another in a building
Translations

dumbwaiter

[ˈdʌmˈweɪtəʳ] N (= lift) → montaplatos m inv (Brit) (at table) → bandeja f giratoria

dumbwaiter

[ˈdʌmˌweɪtəʳ] nmontavivande m
References in classic literature ?
Jaggers, putting the decanters on from his dumbwaiter, filled his glass and passed round the wine.
You just perch on that cracker-keg, and I 'll see that you get enough," said Tom, putting a dumbwaiter before her, and issuing his orders with a fine air of authority.
Two hit-men wait in a basement to carry out a "job", while a dumbwaiter keeps on delivering them food - unasked for.
The fire then quickly spread to the top floors through a dumbwaiter shaft.
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The roof has previously been used to host an outdoor cinema, and has its own kitchen which is linked to the main kitchen by a dumbwaiter elevator.
Matot is a family-owned, niche dumbwaiter manufacturing company located in the Chicagoland area that has been in operation since 1888.
The design allowed for modern living in a compact space, with features including a dumbwaiter, garden terrace, sliding screens and retractable furniture.
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Using a toothed crown wheel to move its two lateral chain loops, the motor rotates the trays like a dumbwaiter.
Soon bad things begin to happen: a gargoyle almost falls on Nick, a dumbwaiter almost smashes into Mog's head, and their governess, who was trying to help them, is found hanged in her room.