grain elevator


Origin of grain elevator

1
First recorded in 1850–55

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How to use grain elevator in a sentence

  • Because of this its functions are marked as clearly upon it as those of a grain elevator, a steamship or a piano.

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  • The greatest grain elevator in the world was destroyed by a dust explosion.

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  • The village of Ordway had been moved away, nothing remained but the grain elevator.

British Dictionary definitions for grain elevator

grain elevator

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

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