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.
It even serves as a dumbwaiter to transport food and supplies when entertaining on the rooftop terrace area or used to transport luggage back and forth when traveling.
Food was brought up to the fourth floor on a dumbwaiter when my brother and I were small, but I guess that once I joined my brother at Hunter College Elementary School, conveniently located a few blocks from our house, we both ate with my parents in the dining room.
If we forgot a lemon for our martini, we told the butler to send it up in the dumbwaiter,'' Linsk told the rapt crowd.
Grand two-story entry foyer, family room with hand-cut stone fireplace, gourmet kitchen with hickory cabinets and chef's appliances, sophisticated sound system, dumbwaiter and three-car garage.
After customers pass through a middle room, which contains the cash wrap and a massive antique dumbwaiter that lifts shoes from the stockroom to the sales floor, they enter the final merchandising area, which is split into two distinct rooms, each with its own personality.
One of the kuttang I visited was equipped with an electric dumbwaiter for hauling offering food to shrine rooms on the upper floors of the multistory building.
1], and shall not be installed in any elevator or dumbwaiter shaft, an enclosed public stairway, stair landing, or means of egress [ibid 8.
As examples, we installed a dumbwaiter to haul groceries from the garage to the kitchen, just in case a future owner might be less physically capable.
Three times a year they cook dinner together and sample wines from their collection, which is stored in Warren's personal 3,500-bottle subterranean cellar that also is equipped with a dumbwaiter.