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 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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Elevator shoes — are shoes that have thickened sections of the insoles (known as lifts) under the heels to make the wearer appear taller. An elevator shoe, like the platform shoe s heel can be made from different soles like plastic, wood, or rubber. The name… …   Wikipedia

  • 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 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • elevator shoe — noun Etymology: from Elevators, a trademark : a shoe having a specially constructed raised insole intended to make the wearer look taller * * * a shoe with a thick insole designed to increase the wearer s height. [named after a former trademark,… …   Useful english dictionary

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