Meaning of lift shaft in English:

lift shaft


  • A vertical shaft in a building through which a lift moves to different levels.

    ‘he died after falling down a lift shaft’
    • ‘The bottom of the partially built lift shaft on a building site at Clacton was lined with rubble.’
    • ‘I dropped my mobile down the lift shaft.’
    • ‘There will also be six new lift shafts.’
    • ‘On the first floor three two-bedroom units will be built around a central stairwell and lift shaft.’
    • ‘There are trailing cables, open lift shafts, all kinds of really serious hazards.’