- an auxiliary serving table.
- a serving stand with tiers of revolving shelves.
- a serving cart.
Examples from the Web for dumbwaiter
The morning after a wild night, Stone whips up some eggs and English muffins and sends them upstairs in a dumbwaiter to Carrie.
At the tradesmen's entrance, where he had gone before to hoist on the dumbwaiter, he entered the building.The Voice on the Wire|Eustace Hale Ball
For it opened upon what seemed to be just a dumbwaiter shaft.The Bradys' Chinese Clew|Francis Worcester Doughty
Rose tied the balloons to a basket, and the clothes basket rides on the dumbwaiter.Six Little Bunkers at Aunt Jo's|Laura Lee Hope
British Dictionary definitions for dumbwaiter
- a stand placed near a dining table to hold food
- a revolving circular tray placed on a table to hold foodUS and Canadian name: lazy Susan
Word Origin and History for dumbwaiter
1749, an article of furniture, from dumb (adj.) + waiter (apparently because it serves as a waiter but is silent). As a movable platform for passing dishes, etc., up and down from one room (especially a basement kitchen) to another, from 1847.