Pronunciation: (dum'wā"tur),[key] —n. 1. a small elevator, manually or electrically operated, consisting typically of a box with shelves, used in apartment houses, restaurants, and large private dwellings for moving dishes, food, garbage, etc., between floors.
2. Brit. a. an auxiliary serving table.
b. a serving stand with tiers of revolving shelves.
c. a serving cart.