• WordNet 3.6
    • n dumbwaiter a small elevator used to convey food (or other goods) from one floor of a building to another
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In literature:

Shut off from every other means of escape, they remembered the dumbwaiter that ran from the kitchen up to the floors above.
"The Young Engineers in Arizona" by H. Irving Hancock
The lifting rope went around a big wheel, acting like a dumbwaiter in some houses.
"The Story of a Stuffed Elephant" by Laura Lee Hope
A dumbwaiter is like a little elevator, except that, as a rule, no one rides in it.
"Six Little Bunkers at Aunt Jo's" by Laura Lee Hope
She came up to your house with a dumbwaiter.
"Mary Rose of Mifflin" by Frances R. Sterrett
They wrote an appealing note and placed in the basket and tried to send it down; but they could not manipulate the dumbwaiter.
"A Woman for Mayor" by Helen M. Winslow
It opened on a dumbwaiter shaft, empty and impressive.
"Seven Miles to Arden" by Ruth Sawyer
All dishes are to be removed quietly, and either placed in a dumbwaiter or given in charge of a maidservant just outside the door.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
In less than five minutes, some new-comers which has a flat across the hall, knocks on the dumbwaiter bell furiously.
"Alex the Great" by H. C. Witwer
It was also served by dumbwaiter.
"Telempathy" by Vance Simonds
You didn't see me take the whole suit from the dumbwaiter as it passed my door.
"In And Out" by Edgar Franklin

In news:

This double-decker Mickey D's will have an indoor children's play area, an elevator, two drive-thrus and a dumbwaiter.
Since 1957, Waupaca Elevator Co. Has designed and manufactured residential elevators and dumbwaiters.
The rectangular steel "window" on the left is actually a dumbwaiter we installed—it goes downstairs to the kitchen.