What does the word escalator mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A moving stairway.

Usage examples for escalator

  1. He hopped clumsily onto the escalator, clutched the moving guard rail to either side, then shut his eyes as the steps went over the edge and became what felt like vertical. – The Creature from Cleveland Depths by Fritz Reuter Leiber
  2. Smoothly the escalator drew them downward. – Tarrano the Conqueror by Raymond King Cummings