inclinator (plural inclinators)
- An elevator that ascends an incline rather than in a vertical shaft.
1939, Los Angeles Board of mechecanicalengineers, Elevator Code Providing for the Construction, Inspection, Maintenance and Operation of Elevators: Ordinance, Issue 81; Issue 827, 54.233 INCLINATOR — CONTROLLER, page 107:
- The push button or other car switch control for operating the inclinator in both directions oftravelshall be magnetically controlled and shall be properly fused being provided with a device for protecting the motor from overload.
2008, Zachary M. Schrag, “The Builders, 1972-1976”, in The Great Society Subway: A History of the Washington Metro, JHU Press, ISBN 9780801889066, page 168:
- Unlike an elevator, which would require its own vertical shaft, an inclinator could share an inclined shaft with the standard escalators, thus simplifying construction and keeping down expense.
- A stairlift
1955, Prentice-Hall, Incorporated, Federal Tax Service, page 411:
- The problem in this tax case is whether under the particular facts the cost of an inclinator should be considered a medical expense within Section 23(x) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1939.