moving staircase

moving staircase
noun
a stairway whose steps move continuously on a circulating belt
Syn: ↑escalator, ↑moving stairway
Hypernyms: ↑stairway, ↑staircase

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noun or moving stairway
: a set of stairs arranged like an endless belt and power driven so that the steps or treads may be made to ascend or descend continuously — called also escalator

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moving staircase noun
An escalator
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Main Entry:move

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moving staircase or moving stairway,
= escalator. (Cf.escalator)

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noun, pl ⋯ -cases [count]
old-fashioned :escalator

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • moving staircase — ☆ moving staircase or moving stairway n. ESCALATOR * * * …   Universalium

  • moving staircase — ☆ moving staircase or moving stairway n. ESCALATOR …   English World dictionary

  • moving staircase — n old fashioned an ↑escalator …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • moving staircase — noun count OLD FASHIONED an ESCALATOR …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • moving staircase — escalator …   English contemporary dictionary

  • moving staircase — noun Brit. an escalator …   English new terms dictionary

  • moving staircase — noun (C) old fashioned an escalator …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • moving staircase — /muvɪŋ ˈstɛəkeɪs/ (say moohving stairkays) noun → escalator …  

  • moving stairway — noun a stairway whose steps move continuously on a circulating belt • Syn: ↑escalator, ↑moving staircase • Hypernyms: ↑stairway, ↑staircase …   Useful english dictionary

  • moving — adj. 1 that moves or causes to move. 2 affecting with emotion. Phrases and idioms: moving pavement a structure like a conveyor belt for pedestrians. moving picture a continuous picture of events obtained by projecting a sequence of photographs… …   Useful english dictionary

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