Freight elevator

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Freight elevator

In a building, an elevator with an extra heavy platform, reinforced side braces to keep the platform from tipping, extra rigid car frames, and additional guide-rail brackets to anchor the guide rails more securely to the building structure; used for transferring freight from one floor level to another.
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freight elevator, (Brit.) goods lift

An elevator used for carrying freight, on which only the operator and the persons necessary for unloading and loading the freight are permitted to ride.
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