Dumb-waiter
Dumb-waiter Dumb"-wait`er, n. A framework on which dishes, food, etc., are passed from one room or story of a house to another; a lift for dishes, etc.; also, a piece of furniture with movable or revolving shelves. [1913 Webster]

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  • dumb waiter — noun 1. A movable platform used for conveying food, dishes, etc at meals 2. A stand with revolving top for holding dessert, etc 3. A small lift for food and dishes • • • Main Entry: ↑dumb * * * ˌdumb ˈwaiter f6 [dumb waiter] …   Useful english dictionary

  • dumb waiter — dumb waiters also dumbwaiter N COUNT A dumb waiter is a lift used to carry food and dishes from one floor of a building to another …   English dictionary

  • dumb waiter — n a small ↑lift used to move food, plates etc from one level in a restaurant, hotel etc to another …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dumb waiter — ► NOUN 1) a small lift for carrying food and crockery between floors. 2) Brit. a movable table, typically with revolving shelves, used in a dining room …   English terms dictionary

  • dumb waiter — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms dumb waiter : singular dumb waiter plural dumb waiters a piece of equipment like a small lift used for moving food and dishes up and down between the floors of the kitchen and dining area of a restaurant …   English dictionary

  • dumb waiter — noun 1》 a small lift for carrying food and crockery between floors. 2》 Brit. a movable table, typically with revolving shelves, used in a dining room …   English new terms dictionary

  • dumb-waiter — n. See dummy …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • dumb waiter — noun (C) 1 a small lift 2 (1) used to move food, plates etc from one level in a restaurant, hotel etc to another 2 a small table that turns around on a base, used for serving food …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • dumb waiter — /dʌm ˈweɪtə/ (say dum waytuh) noun 1. a small stand placed near a dining table. 2. British → lazy Susan. 3. a conveyor consisting of a framework with shelves, drawn up and down in a shaft …   Australian English dictionary

  • dumb waiter —  Elevator. [RS] …   A concise dictionary of English slang

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