Escalator - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈeskəleɪtər|  American pronunciation of the word escalator
Brit.  |ˈɛskəleɪtə|  British pronunciation of the word escalator

noun

- a clause in a contract that provides for an increase or a decrease in wages or prices or benefits etc. depending on certain conditions (as a change in the cost of living index)
- a stairway whose steps move continuously on a circulating belt

Examples

She took the down escalator.

The escalator is out of service.

Word forms

noun
singular: escalator
plural: escalators
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