Definition of dumb waiter noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


dumb waiter

BrE BrE//ˌdʌm ˈweɪtə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdʌm ˈweɪtər//
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a small lift/elevator for carrying food and plates from one floor to another in a restaurant
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