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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A type of lift having a chain of open compartments that move continually in a loop so that (agile) passengers can step on or off at each floor.

Usage examples (27)
  • Once in a while since then, I have said my 'paternoster.'
  • "Well, old 'un; what luck with the paternoster?" he asked, cheerily.
  • But Hendaye; if you dropped an "h" in your paternoster they'd know out as far as the three-mile limit. '
  • In Braunschweig, we played at a rather scary-looking place see picture above where the elevator was a paternoster. for more
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