Meaning of escalator

es•ca•la•tor

Pronunciation: (es'ku-lā"tur), [key]
— n.
  1. a continuously moving stairway on an endless loop for carrying passengers up or down.
  2. a means of rising or descending, increasing or decreasing, etc., esp. by stages: the social escalator.
  3. See
—adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or included in an escalator clause: The union demands escalator protection of wages.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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