escalator: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (es'ku-lā"tur), [key]
- a continuously moving stairway on an endless loop for carrying passengers up or down.
- a means of rising or descending, increasing or decreasing, etc., esp. by stages: the social escalator.
- of, pertaining to, or included in an escalator clause: The union demands escalator protection of wages.
- escalator (Thesaurus)