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es•ca•la•tor



Pronunciation: (es'ku-lā"tur), [key]
n.
1. Also called moving staircase, moving stairway. 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 escalator clause.

adj.
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.

escalateescalator clause
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