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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.
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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
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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]
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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
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Translations

dumbwaiter

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

[ˈdʌmˌweɪtəʳ] nmontavivande m
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