grain elevator


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grain elevator

n.
A granary equipped with conveyors to transport grain from ground level to the top of a storage silo or bin.

grain elevator

n
(Mechanical Engineering) a machine for raising grain to a higher level, esp one having an endless belt fitted with scoops

el•e•va•tor

(ˈɛl əˌveɪ tər)

n.
1. a person or thing that elevates or raises.
2. a moving platform or cage for carrying passengers or freight from one level to another, as in a building.
3. any of various mechanical devices for raising objects or materials.
4. a building in which grain is stored and handled by means of mechanical elevator and conveyor devices.
5. a hinged horizontal surface used on the wing of an aircraft to control its longitudinal inclination.
[1640–50; < Late Latin]
Translations

grain elevator

n (Am) → silo per cereali
References in classic literature ?
He controlled a line of grain elevators in the little towns along the railroad to the west of us, and was away from home a great deal.
One of the shorelines was home to a railroad line and drainage and pump systems, and another shoreline was the site of a grain elevator whose electrical substation was in danger of sliding into the river.
Topflight Grain is also a member of the Illinois Grain Insurance Corporation which insures grain owners against grain elevator failure.
The man produced a picture of a small, private grain elevator somewhere west of the town.
20 August 2018 - Minnesota, US-based organic food-focussed supply chain solutions company Pipeline Foods LLC has acquired a 3.4m bushel grain elevator located in Iowa, US, from Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), the company said.
This resourceful mindset directly led to the creation of Grain Elevator Crackers.
The Thunder Bay Port Authority, City of Thunder Bay and the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce held its annual Opening of Navigation "Top Hat" Ceremony at Richardson's main grain elevator where the ship loaded grain for Buffalo, N.Y.
Audubon, IA, May 06, 2015 --(PR.com)-- The owners of the last wooden grain elevator in Audubon County, and possibly the oldest one left in Iowa, are conducting a contest to guess how much the elevator weighs when it is lifted next week by Heartland Building Moving out of West Bend, IA.
The EPA wants a grain elevator in Freeman listed as a Superfund site to remove high levels of a toxic pesticide that's leaching into groundwater.
The first four weeks were spent at a grain elevator in Weldon, Illinois, where I learned about the day-to-day activities associated with storing and shipping grain.
Bowman could resell the patented soybeans he purchased from the grain elevator; he also could consume the beans himself or feed them to his animals.
Bowman purchased the seeds from a grain elevator, and argued that because they came from the crops of farmers who had already purchased Monsanto's seeds, the patent exhaustion doctrine applied and Monsanto no longer controlled them.