[el-uh-vey-ter] /ˈɛl əˌveɪ tər/
a person or thing that or raises.
a moving platform or cage for carrying passengers or freight from one level to another, as in a building.
any of various mechanical devices for raising objects or materials.
a building in which grain is stored and handled by means of mechanical elevator and conveyor devices.
Aeronautics. a hinged horizontal surface on an airplane or the like, used to control the longitudinal inclination and usually placed at the tail end of the fuselage.
a person or thing that elevates
(mainly US) a mechanical hoist for raising something, esp grain or coal, often consisting of a chain of scoops linked together on a conveyor belt
(mainly US & Canadian) a platform, compartment, or cage raised or lowered in a vertical shaft to transport persons or goods in a building Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) lift
(mainly US & Canadian) a large granary equipped with an elevator and, usually, facilities for cleaning and grading the grain
any muscle that raises a part of the body
a surgical instrument for lifting a part of the body
a control surface on the tailplane of an aircraft, for making it climb or descend
1640s, originally of muscles, from Latin elevator, agent noun from past participle stem of elevare (see elevate). As a name for a mechanical lift (originally for grain) attested from 1787. Elevator music is attested by 1963. Elevator as a lift for shoes is from 1940.
elevator el·e·va·tor (ěl’ə-vā’tər)
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- Elevator muscle of angle of mouth
elevator muscle of angle of mouth n. A muscle with origin from the canine fossa of the maxilla, with insertion into the orbicular muscle of the mouth and into the skin at the corner of the mouth, with nerve supply from the facial nerve, and whose action raises the corner of the mouth.
- Elevator muscle of anus
elevator muscle of anus n. A muscle formed by the puborectal muscle, the elevator muscle of the prostate, the pubococcygeal muscle, and the iliococcygeal muscle, with origin from the back of the pubis and the spine of the ischium, with insertion into the anococcygeal ligament and the sides of the lower part of the sacrum […]
- Elevator muscle of prostate
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