Definitions for "Escalator"
A stairway or incline arranged like an endless belt so that the steps or treads ascend or descend continuously, and one stepping upon it is carried up or down; -- originally a trade term, which has become the generic name for such devices. Such devices are in common use in large retail establishments such as department stores, and in public buildings having a heavy traffic of persons between adjacent floors.
a stairway whose steps move continuously on a circulating belt
a continuously moving staircase
Keywords:  hopper, sacks, slant, tray, machine
In slant-top and flat-top machines, the part of the hopper that carries coins up to the coin tray.
Machine with chains interconnected by bars or carriers for elevation of filled sacks.
Keywords:  departure, stairs, obvious, toes, goes
an obvious departure from a fixed set of stairs, so the user should be on his toes when he goes to use the mechanism whether it is functional or not
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)
a percentage increase on sponsorship fees year to year in order to account for an increase in inflation or the cost of benefits provided to the sponsor. Typically an escalator ranges between a 3% and 5% increase each year.
A mechanism by which the successful performance of management reflected in growth in the value of a company is rewarded by progressively increasing their share of the equity.
Keywords:  familiar, average, model, change, rates
a familiar model for average rates of change