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Origin of moving stairway
First recorded in 1905–10
Also called moving staircase.
Definition for moving staircase (2 of 2)
[ es-kuh-ley-ter ]
/ ˈɛs kəˌleɪ tər /
of, relating to, or included in an escalator clause: The union demands escalator protection of wages.
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British Dictionary definitions for moving staircase (1 of 2)
less common terms for escalator (def. 1)
British Dictionary definitions for moving staircase (2 of 2)
/ (ˈɛskəˌleɪtə) /
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
Word Origin for escalator
C20: originally a trademark
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Word Origin and History for moving staircase
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