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Noun
/ˈeskəˌlātər/,
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escalators, plural;
  1. A moving staircase consisting of an endlessly circulating belt of steps driven by a motor, conveying people between the floors of a public building


  1. escalator clause: a clause in a contract that provides for an increase or a decrease in wages or prices or benefits etc. depending on certain conditions (as a change in the cost of living index)
  2. a stairway whose steps move continuously on a circulating belt
  3. An escalator is a moving staircase – a conveyor transport device for carrying people between floors of a building. The device consists of a motor-driven chain of individual, linked steps that move up or down on tracks, allowing the step treads to remain horizontal.
  4. Escalator is the only album by Sam Gopal, released in 1968, on the small Stable label. Around the same time the band also released a single "Horse" b/w "Back Door Man".
  5. A motor-driven mechanical device consisting of a continuous loop of steps that automatically conveys people from one floor to another; An upward or progressive course; An escalator clause
  6. (Escalators) bonuses paid to the author based on the work meeting certain performance goals. Almost always that means a given number of weeks on the New York Times Best seller list, though it can also speak to rewards for appearances on other lists, or reference some other arcane standard of ...
  7. 1982. Fl, ob, vn, vc, piano 4 hands, perc. Rec. by the Vancouver New Music Ensemble, on West Light (Centrediscs CMCCD 3689, 1989)
  8. was originally a combination of the word "scala," which is Latin for steps, and the word "elevator," which had already been invented. The verb form of the word is (to) escalate and is commonly applied to the use of increased force in warfare.
  9. A continuously moving, power-driven, inclined stairway used to transport passengers between different floor levels of a building or into and out of underground stations.
  10. A royalty rate escalator is a rise in royalty rate built into a royalty contract, after a certain threshold of sales has been reached. For example, for a hardback, a royalty escalator might look as follows: 10% to 4,000 copies, 12 1/2% up to 8,000 copies, and 15% thereafter. ...
  11. 1. noun a set of moving stairs that take people from one level to another in a large building. A machine that you ride in to move between levels is an elevator.
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  13. In slant-top and flat-top machines, the part of the hopper that carries coins up to the coin tray.