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Meaning of dumbwaiter

dumb•wait•er

Pronunciation: (dum'wā"tur), [key]
— n.
  1. a small elevator, manually or electrically operated, consisting typically of a box with shelves, used in apartment houses, restaurants, and large private dwellings for moving dishes, food, garbage, etc., between floors.
    1. an auxiliary serving table.
    2. a serving stand with tiers of revolving shelves.
    3. a serving cart.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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