dumbwaiter

英 ['dʌm'weɪtə] 美 ['dʌm'wetɚ]
  • n. 升降机;餐桌旁的上菜架
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dumbwaiter (n.)
1749, an article of furniture, from dumb (adj.) + waiter (apparently because it serves as a waiter but is silent). As a movable platform for passing dishes, etc., up and down from one room (especially a basement kitchen) to another, from 1847.
1. British playwright whose works, including The Dumbwaiter ( 1957 ) and Birthday Party ( 1958 ), create an atmosphere of menace.
品特,哈罗德生于1930英国剧作家,他的作品创造出一种恐吓气氛, 包括看房者 ( 1957年 ) 和生日宴会 ( 1958年 )

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