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paternoster

Definitions of paternoster
  1. noun
    a type of lift having a chain of open compartments that move continually in an endless loop so that (agile) passengers can step on or off at each floor
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    type of:
    elevator, lift
    lifting device consisting of a platform or cage that is raised and lowered mechanically in a vertical shaft in order to move people from one floor to another in a building
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