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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.
2. Brit.
a. an auxiliary serving table.
b. a serving stand with tiers of revolving shelves.
c. a serving cart.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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