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dumbwaiter

[′dəm‚wād·ər]
(mechanical engineering)
An industrial elevator which carries small objects but is not permitted to carry people.

dumbwaiter

A hoisting and lowering mechanism within a building equipped with a relatively small car which moves in a vertical direction (in guides); used exclusively for carrying materials.
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The Dumb Waiter was first produced in England at the Hampstead Theatre Club 21 January 1960, and subsequently transferred to the Royal Court Theatre on March 8, 1960, welcoming the strange and compelling talent of Harold Pinter into the West End.
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