Definition of Otis, Elisha in English:

Otis, Elisha

proper noun

  • (1811–61), US inventor and manufacturer; full name Elisha Graves Otis. In 1852, he produced the first efficient elevator with a safety device. Five years later he installed the first public elevator for passengers in a New York department store.

Pronunciation:

Otis, Elisha

/ˈōtis/