A stairway or incline arranged like an endless belt so that the steps or treads ascend or descend continuously, and one stepping upon it is carried up or down; -- a trade term.
An escalator can never break: it can only become stairs. You should never see an Escalator Temporarily Out Of Order sign, just Escalator Temporarily Stairs. Sorry for the convenience. Mitch Hedberg
I met this wonderful girl at Macy's. She was buying clothes and I was putting Slinkies on the escalator. Steven Wright
If I have to move up in a building, I choose the elevator over the escalator. Because one time I was riding the escalator and I tripped. I fell down the stairs for an hour and a half. Demetri Martin
Once Michigan stood proud. In addition to GM, Ford and Chrysler, it was home base for the United Auto Workers, a powerful escalator transporting hundreds of thousands of blue-collar workers into America's middle class. Kevin O'Leary
It was like stepping on to an escalator; I could do anything. I was just made for science. Cynthia Kenyon
escalator in Dutch is roltrap
escalator in German is Rolltreppe
escalator in Italian is scala mobile
escalator in Norwegian is rulletrapp
escalator in Swedish is rulltrappa
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