elevator shaft

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n elevator shaft a vertical shaft in a building to permit the passage of an elevator from floor to floor
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Usage

In literature:

I'm still gazin' at the door, wonderin' if Mr. Robert has jumped down the elevator shaft or is takin' it out on the lever juggler.
"Torchy, Private Sec." by Sewell Ford
Elevators, Freight and Passenger, Shafting, Pulleys and Hangers.
"Scientific American, Volume XLIII., No. 25, December 18, 1880" by Various
They ran past the elevator shafts without pausing, light and swift in the artificial gravity that was only two-thirds that of Ragnarok.
"Space Prison" by Tom Godwin
Open shafts instead of elevators.
"PRoblem" by Alan Edward Nourse
Indeed, in the last pier he put an elevator into the shaft.
"James B. Eads" by Louis How
Nothing daunted, however, Steve entered, and forgetful of the custom of the building, he stepped to the elevator shaft.
"The Gentle Art of Cooking Wives" by Elizabeth Strong Worthington
We had no sooner landed when I was rushed from the plane to the penthouse over the elevator shafts.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science July 1930" by Various
MacHeath and the FBI agent piled out of the elevator at the bottom of the shaft.
"Psichopath" by Gordon Randall Garrett
I went over to the stairwell, which was right next to the elevator shaft and looked up and down.
"Nor Iron Bars a Cage...." by Gordon Randall Garrett
The great elevator shafts were closed by airlocks every 2,000 feet.
"Astounding Stories, August, 1931" by Various
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In news:

Fire in elevator shaft closes a Sears in West Mifflin on Black Friday.
A construction worker in the Stanford Research Park was injured Wednesday morning after falling 25 feet down an elevator shaft , the Palo Alto Fire Department said.
"Bleeding Love" singer Leona Lewis somehow avoided bloodshed during a terrifying mishap last Friday: she fell down an elevator shaft .
He fell five stories down an elevator shaft.
They believe he escaped though an elevator shaft.
Worker falls to death in elevator shaft.
An elevator repairman is dead after plunging six floors down an elevator shaft.
Palo Alto firefighters rescued a construction worker who fell down an elevator shaft.
Tumble down elevator shaft results in lawsuit.
Do you live in a former barn, grain silo, water tower, oil derrick, submarine, hollow tree, mausoleum, elevator shaft, post office, dam, or anything on wheels.
Officers went into the elevator shaft and pulled the boy to safety through the roof of one of the building's elevators .
Police rescued an 11-year-old boy who fell three floors down an elevator shaft in a Mount Vernon building Sunday.
Sean fell 25 feet down an elevator shaft and broke his wrist, ankle and back.
The elevator shaft in this Pasadena mansion once housed a 100-foot pendulum used by Charles Richter to monitor seismic activity.
NEW YORK (AP) – The two men were discovered dead at the bottom of an elevator shaft in a 12-story Manhattan building, as if dumped there, one man sprawled on top of the other.
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