Elevator leg
Elevator El"e*va`tor, n. [L., one who raises up, a deliverer: cf. F. ['e]l['e]vateur.] 1. One who, or that which, raises or lifts up anything. [1913 Webster]

2. A mechanical contrivance, usually an endless belt or chain with a series of scoops or buckets, for transferring grain to an upper loft for storage. [1913 Webster]

3. A cage or platform (called an elevator car) and the hoisting machinery in a hotel, warehouse, mine, etc., for conveying persons, goods, etc., to or from different floors or levels; -- called in England a {lift}; the cage or platform itself. [1913 Webster]

4. A building for elevating, storing, and discharging, grain. [1913 Webster]

5. (Anat.) A muscle which serves to raise a part of the body, as the leg or the eye. [1913 Webster]

6. (Surg.) An instrument for raising a depressed portion of a bone. [1913 Webster]

7. (A["e]ronautics) A movable plane or group of planes used to control the altitude or fore-and-aft poise or inclination of an airship or flying machine. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Elevator head}, {Elevator leg}, & {Elevator boot}, the boxes in which the upper pulley, belt, and lower pulley, respectively, run in a grain elevator. [1913 Webster]

{Elevator shoes}, shoes having unusually thick soles and heels, designed to make a person appear taller than he or she actually is. [PJC]


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  • Elevator — El e*va tor, n. [L., one who raises up, a deliverer: cf. F. [ e]l[ e]vateur.] 1. One who, or that which, raises or lifts up anything. [1913 Webster] 2. A mechanical contrivance, usually an endless belt or chain with a series of scoops or buckets …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Elevator boot — Elevator El e*va tor, n. [L., one who raises up, a deliverer: cf. F. [ e]l[ e]vateur.] 1. One who, or that which, raises or lifts up anything. [1913 Webster] 2. A mechanical contrivance, usually an endless belt or chain with a series of scoops or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Elevator head — Elevator El e*va tor, n. [L., one who raises up, a deliverer: cf. F. [ e]l[ e]vateur.] 1. One who, or that which, raises or lifts up anything. [1913 Webster] 2. A mechanical contrivance, usually an endless belt or chain with a series of scoops or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Elevator shoes — Elevator El e*va tor, n. [L., one who raises up, a deliverer: cf. F. [ e]l[ e]vateur.] 1. One who, or that which, raises or lifts up anything. [1913 Webster] 2. A mechanical contrivance, usually an endless belt or chain with a series of scoops or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Leg — (l[e^]g), n. [Icel. leggr; akin to Dan. l[ae]g calf of the leg, Sw. l[ a]gg.] 1. A limb or member of an animal used for supporting the body, and in running, climbing, and swimming; esp., that part of the limb between the knee and foot. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Leg bail — Leg Leg (l[e^]g), n. [Icel. leggr; akin to Dan. l[ae]g calf of the leg, Sw. l[ a]gg.] 1. A limb or member of an animal used for supporting the body, and in running, climbing, and swimming; esp., that part of the limb between the knee and foot.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Elevator — For other uses, see Elevator (disambiguation). A set of lifts in the lower level of a London Underground station. The arrows indicate each elevator s position and direction of travel …   Wikipedia

  • A good leg — Leg Leg (l[e^]g), n. [Icel. leggr; akin to Dan. l[ae]g calf of the leg, Sw. l[ a]gg.] 1. A limb or member of an animal used for supporting the body, and in running, climbing, and swimming; esp., that part of the limb between the knee and foot.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • water leg — Leg Leg (l[e^]g), n. [Icel. leggr; akin to Dan. l[ae]g calf of the leg, Sw. l[ a]gg.] 1. A limb or member of an animal used for supporting the body, and in running, climbing, and swimming; esp., that part of the limb between the knee and foot.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grain elevator — Saskatchewan Wheat Pool No. 7, Thunder Bay, Ontario. A grain elevator is a tower containing a bucket elevator, which scoops up, elevates, and then uses gravity to deposit grain in a silo or other storage facility. In most …   Wikipedia

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