Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An opening for the hoist, or elevator, in the floor of a warehouse.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An opening for the hoist, or elevator, in the floor of a wareroom.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A passage through which goods are hoisted in a warehouse; the shaft of a freight-elevator.

Etymologies

hoist +‎ way (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The accident occurred at about 4: 07 pm when workers were renovating an elevator hoistway in a building at an electric company in the Xuhui District, said a spokesman with the Shanghai Municipal Work Safety Administration.

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  • Exeter To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $50,000 through special warrant article for the purpose of retrofitting the public library elevator including the [more] installation of handicap control circuitry, improved sensor systems, and a new hoistway tape selector system.

    New Hampshire Public Radio

  • Powered by the energy-efficient KONE EcoDisc® hoisting machine, the double-deck elevators consist of two elevator cars in the same hoistway, one on top of the other.

    WebWire | Recent Headlines

  • Manufacturer of photoelectric sensors, fiberoptics, modular controls & elevator & hoistway door ...

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  • Every opening into an elevator shaft or hoistway and every opening through a floor, other than a stairway, shall be closed when not in use.

    Acts and resolves passed by the General Court

  • Every opening into a shaft or hoistway shall be pro - tected by self-closing gates, rails, trap-doors, or other equiv - alent devices.

    Acts and resolves passed by the General Court

  • Every opening, other than a stairway, through the floor, or into an elevator shaft or hoistway, shall be securely closed at the close of each day by the occupant; and, if there is no occupant, by the lessee or owner.

    Acts and resolves passed by the General Court

  • Windows or openings in an external wall into a hoistway or eleva - tor shaft shall have three iron bars painted red perpen - dicularly across and equally dividing the window or opening.

    Acts and resolves passed by the General Court

  • When the canvass was over, Edison knew exactly how many gas jets there were in every building in the entire district, the average hours of burning, and the cost of light; also every consumer of power, and the quantity used; every hoistway to which an electric motor could be applied; and other details too numerous to mention, such as related to the gas itself, the satisfaction of the customers, and the limitations of day and night demand.

    Edison, His Life and Inventions, vol. 1

  • Every opening into a shaft or hoistway shall be protected by sufficient automatic rails or gates and trap doors, or such other mechanical devices as shall l) e equivalent thereto; and every elevator car and hoist shall be provided with some sufficient arrangement to prevent the falling of the car or hoist in case of any acci - dent to the ropes, or other hoisting apparatus.

    Acts and resolves passed by the General Court

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