dumbwaiter dumbwaiter

Definition(s):

  • (n) a small elevator used to convey food (or other goods) from one floor of a building to another

Usage(s):

  1. Together they went to Levine's mother's house at 260 Rochester Avenue, Brooklyn, where Levine had hidden the envelope on top of an unused dumbwaiter shaft.
  2. A dumbwaiter connects the dining room to the wine cellar directly below.
  3. Down the hall is the dumbwaiter by which FDR hauled himself up and down from the first floor in his wheelchair, pulling on ropes with counterweights.

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