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grain elevator

elevator (def 4).
Origin of grain elevator
1850-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for grain elevator
  • Employees were dismantling grain spouts at a grain elevator.
  • It is primarily an agricultural community with a train connection and a grain elevator.
  • The little traffic it has comes from trucks on their way to and from the grain elevator on the edge of town.
  • She was doing better than her father, who earned ten cents an hour working at a nearby grain elevator.
  • Dust emissions from grain elevator operations can be a safety and health risk, and a nuisance.
British Dictionary definitions for grain elevator

grain elevator

a machine for raising grain to a higher level, esp one having an endless belt fitted with scoops
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