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es·ca·la·tor

 (ĕs′kə-lā′tər)
n.
1. A moving stairway consisting of steps attached to a continuously circulating belt.
2. An escalator clause.

[Originally a trademark.]

escalator

(ˈɛskəˌleɪtə)
n
1. (Mechanical Engineering) a moving staircase consisting of stair treads fixed to a conveyor belt, for transporting passengers between levels, esp between the floors of a building
2. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) short for escalator clause
[C20: originally a trademark]

es•ca•la•tor

(ˈɛs kəˌleɪ tər)

n.
1. a continuously moving stairway on an endless loop for carrying passengers up or down.
2. a means of rising or descending or of increasing or decreasing, esp. by stages.
adj.
4. of, pertaining to, or included in an escalator clause.
[1895–1900, Amer.; formerly a trademark]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.escalator - a clause in a contract that provides for an increase or a decrease in wages or prices or benefits etc. depending on certain conditions (as a change in the cost of living index)
clause, article - a separate section of a legal document (as a statute or contract or will)
2.escalator - a stairway whose steps move continuously on a circulating beltescalator - a stairway whose steps move continuously on a circulating belt
staircase, stairway - a way of access (upward and downward) consisting of a set of steps
Translations
سُلَّم كَهْرُبائي مُتَحَرِّكسُلَّمٌ مُتَحَرِّك
eskalátor
rulletrappeeskalator
liukuportaat
eskalatorpomične stube
mozgólépcső
rennistigi, rúllustigi
エスカレーター
에스컬레이터
eskalatorius
eskalators
eskalátor
tekoče stopnice
rulltrappa
บันไดเลื่อน
thang cuốn

escalator

[ˈeskəleɪtəʳ]
A. Nescalera f mecánica
B. CPD escalator clause N (Comm) → cláusula f de revisión or actualización

escalator

[ˈɛskəleɪtər] nescalier m mécanique

escalator

nRolltreppe f

escalator

[ˈɛskəˌleɪtəʳ] nscala mobile

escalator

(ˈeskəleita) noun
a moving staircase in a shop, underground railway etc.

escalator

سُلَّمٌ مُتَحَرِّك eskalátor rulletrappe Rolltreppe κυλιόμενη σκάλα escalera eléctrica, escalera mecánica liukuportaat escalier roulant pomične stube scala mobile エスカレーター 에스컬레이터 roltrap rulletrapp ruchome schody escada rolante эскалатор rulltrappa บันไดเลื่อน yürüyen merdiven thang cuốn 自动扶梯
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