Spiral escalators have long been one of the most popular forms of escalator travel, with many countries using them for long-distance trips.
But the technology is also often abused, with some escalators having been designed to be used as carriages, escalators being a form of public transport.
The Lad Dictionary uses these escalators to help make sense of the many escalator terms and phrases, and to provide a comprehensive glossary of escalators.
This article uses the term ‘escala’ to describe a spiral carriage, or escalator.
This is not an all-inclusive list of escalatory terms and words, but rather a brief overview of the various escalators currently in use around the world.
The article uses ‘escalon’ to mean a spiral elevator.