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grain elevator

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noun

elevator(def 4).

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grail, grail, holy, grain, grain alcohol, grain coast, grain elevator, grain growth, grain of paradise, grain of salt, grain refiner, grain sorghum

Origin of grain elevator

First recorded in 1850–55
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Examples from the Web for grain elevator

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

    Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 454|Various
  • 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


noun

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