- of, relating to, or included in an escalator clause: The union demands escalator protection of wages.
Origin of escalator
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Examples from the Web for escalator
So I quickly made way down the escalator to the baggage claim and into the car pickup area.LAX: Chaotic Scene Greets Arriving Passengers After Shooting Attack
November 1, 2013
My escort tucked all eight copies under his arm, and we headed back to the escalator.
So, we rode up an escalator—a very long escalator—and found the book.
Jacobs sent his models, with their beehive hairdos, down the escalator in pairs who were dressed in complimentary styles.Louis Vuitton, Chanel, McQueen Cap Paris Spring 2013 Fashion Week Shows
October 3, 2012
To get to this J.C. Penney, you have to take an escalator down, not up, like you were getting on the subway.How Chic Is J.C. Penney?
August 19, 2009
When the shooting started, he went charging up the escalator.Space Viking
Henry Beam Piper
He cut to the right, running toward the escalator to the second floor.
With no break in pace he veered into an opening beside the escalator.
He was studying them so intently that he forgot his escalator was landing.The Creature from Cleveland Depths
Fritz Reuter Leiber
He pulled Maida toward the head of an escalator a dozen feet away.Tarrano the Conqueror
Raymond King Cummings
- a moving staircase consisting of stair treads fixed to a conveyor belt, for transporting passengers between levels, esp between the floors of a building
- short for escalator clause
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Word Origin and History for escalator
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