Sorry, no definitions found. Check out and contribute to the discussion of this word!
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Sorry, no example sentences found.
Log in or sign up to add your own related words.
Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.
john commented on the word blind hoistway
"He concluded that he must be on the thirteenth floor, and that, this being an express elevator, there was no egress from the shaft anywhere for many stories up or down. (Such a shaft is known as a blind hoistway.)"
The New Yorker, Up and then Down: The Lives of Elevators, by Nick Paumgarten, April 21, 2008
April 17, 2008
bilby commented on the word blind hoistway
Hoistway ... every building should have a word as good as this. Especially a blind one :-)
Wordnik is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, EIN #47-2198092.