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Sinonimi: moving staircase | moving stairway
ETYM New Lat. Related to Escalade.
A stairway whose steps move continuously on a circulating belt; SYN. moving staircase, moving stairway.
Automatic moving staircase that carries people between floors or levels. It consists of treads linked in an endless belt arranged to form strips (steps), powered by an electric motor that moves both steps and handrails at the same speed. Towards the top and bottom the steps flatten out for ease of passage. The first escalator was exhibited in Paris 1900.