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.
A new dumbwaiter has been installed to ensure speedy service.
Two hit-men wait in a basement to carry out a "job", while a dumbwaiter keeps on delivering them food - unasked for.
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Matot is a family-owned, niche dumbwaiter manufacturing company located in the Chicagoland area that has been in operation since 1888.
The main kitchen is one floor below the dining room and food is carried by dumbwaiter to the butler's pantry off the dining room.
Using a toothed crown wheel to move its two lateral chain loops, the motor rotates the trays like a dumbwaiter. Its simple operation allows personnel to use it without having to key in sophisticated instructions.
In 1955, Elcar made his Broadway debut opposite Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy in Roald Dahl's "The Honeys." Throughout the 1950s and '60s, his career spanned Broadway and Off Broadway, where he appeared in the first American productions of Harold Pinter's "The Dumbwaiter" and "The Caretaker"; and television, with the series "Naked City," "The Defenders" and "The Nurses," among others.
A young woman is killed while working in a fancy English hotel when she takes a dare and gets into a dumbwaiter on the top floor and crashes to the basement.