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Noun: Otis  ow-tis
  1. United States inventor who manufactured the first elevator with a safety device (1811-1861)
    - Elisha Otis, Elisha Graves Otis
  2. Type genus of the Otididae: European bustard
    - genus Otis

Type of: artificer, bird genus, discoverer, industrialist, inventor

Part of: family Otididae, Otididae

Encyclopedia: Otis, Maine