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grain elevator

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  1. elevator(def 4).
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Origin of grain elevator

First recorded in 1850–55
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Historical Examples

  • To accelerate the introduction of the cargo, a grain-elevator was employed.

    Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 454


  • She found him in the shadow of the grain-elevator, sulkily kicking at a rail of the side-track.

    Main Street

    Sinclair Lewis

British Dictionary definitions for grain elevator

grain elevator

  1. a machine for raising grain to a higher level, esp one having an endless belt fitted with scoops
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