Both versions, for example, have Newton collapsing in an elevator.
They all climbed out a two-foot gap in the elevator, whose car, luckily, did not move during their escapes.
I thought about not doing that, to have two free hands to pull them out of the elevator when it opened.
1640s, originally of muscles, from Latin elevator, agent noun from past participle stem of elevare (see elevate). As a name for a mechanical lift (originally for grain) attested from 1787. Elevator music is attested by 1963. Elevator as a lift for shoes is from 1940.
elevator el·e·va·tor (ěl'ə-vā'tər)
A surgical instrument used to elevate tissues or to raise a sunken part, such as a depressed fragment of bone.
A dental instrument used to remove teeth or parts of teeth that cannot be gripped with a forceps or to loosen teeth and roots before using forceps.