freight elevator

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n freight elevator an elevator designed for carrying freight
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Usage

In literature:

Leary's man ran inside the store and opened the little door of the freight elevator at the back of the shop.
"The Haunted Bookshop" by Christopher Morley
These channels are a succession of cells that act like locks, set for the perpendicular elevation of the freight.
"Among the Forces" by Henry White Warren
A large steam freight elevator leads from this to the floors above.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
The feller actually fainted on me as we was coming up the freight elevator.
"Abe and Mawruss" by Montague Glass
My heart goes down like a freight elevator, slowly, sickeningly, even when I think about it.
"The Prairie Wife" by Arthur Stringer
At one end there was a large freight lift elevator.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
This would give a head of twenty-five feet for mills, elevators, and factories, and the transportation of freight.
"Scientific American, Volume XLIII., No. 25, December 18, 1880" by Various
The M-3 went down by a freight elevator.
"The Misplaced Battleship" by Harry Harrison (AKA Henry Maxwell Dempsey)
You don't happen to have a freight elevator in your pocket, do you, Mr.
"Andiron Tales" by John Kendrick Bangs
An elevated road, adapted both to passengers and freight, is to be constructed along the levee at New Orleans within two years.
"Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 4, January 26, 1884" by Various
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In news:

The freight elevator in Isaac Mizrahi's loft building in SoHo stops.
A new law requiring landlords allow workers bring their bikes up in freight elevators took effect Friday, making New York the first city to require bicycle access in commercial buildings.
The Bureau of Reclamation awarded a $1.5 million contract to modernize two existing passenger/freight elevators in the Third Power Plant at Grand Coulee Dam.
There were virtually no dock doors and freight elevators were used between levels within the main DC, causing bottlenecks.
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