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Noun: paternoster  ,pa-tu(r),nó-stu(r)
Usage: Brit
  1. A type of lift having a chain of open compartments that move continually in an endless loop so that (agile) passengers can step on or off at each floor
Noun: Paternoster
  1. (Roman Catholic Church) the Lord's Prayer in Latin; translates as 'our father'

Derived forms: paternosters

Type of: elevator [N. Amer, Austral, NZ], lift [Brit], Lord's Prayer

Encyclopedia: Paternoster, Western Cape