[es-kuh-ley-ter] /ˈɛs kəˌleɪ tər/
Also called moving staircase, moving stairway. a continuously moving stairway on an endless loop for carrying passengers up or down.
a means of rising or descending, increasing or decreasing, etc., especially by stages:
the social escalator.
of, relating to, or included in an :
The union demands escalator protection of wages.
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
1900, American English, trade name of an Otis Elevator Co. moving staircase, coined from escalade + -ator in elevator. Figurative use is from 1927.
noun 1. a provision in a contract calling for adjustments, usually increases, in charges, wages, or other payments, based on fluctuations in production costs, the cost of living, or other variables. noun 1. a clause in a contract stipulating an adjustment in wages, prices, etc, in the event of specified changes in conditions, such as […]
[es-kuh-leyt] /ˈɛs kəˌleɪt/ verb (used with or without object), escalated, escalating. 1. to increase in intensity, magnitude, etc.: to escalate a war; a time when prices escalate. 2. to raise, lower, rise, or descend on or as if on an . /ˈɛskəˌleɪt/ verb 1. to increase or be increased in extent, intensity, or magnitude: to […]
/ˌɛskəˈləʊnɪə/ noun 1. any evergreen shrub of the South American saxifragaceous genus Escallonia, with white or red flowers: cultivated for ornament
[e-skol-uh p, e-skal-] /ɛˈskɒl əp, ɛˈskæl-/ verb (used with object) 1. to bake (food cut into pieces) in a sauce or other liquid, often with crumbs on top; . 2. to bake (fish, potatoes, etc.) in shells. noun 3. . 4. Heraldry. a representation of a shell, traditionally associated with pilgrimages and crusades. /ɛˈskɒləp; ɛˈskæl-/ […]