mezzanine floor
Mezzanine Mez"za*nine, n. [F. mezzanine, It. mezzanino, fr. mezzano middle, fr. mezzo middle, half. See {Mezzo}.] 1. (Arch.) (a) Same as {Entresol}. (b) A partial story which is not on the same level with the story of the main part of the edifice, as of a back building, where the floors are on a level with landings of the staircase of the main house. [1913 Webster]

2. A flooring laid over a floor to bring it up to some height or level. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

3. Also

{mezzanine floor}. (Theat.) A floor under the stage, from which various contrivances, as traps, are worked. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

4. The lowest balcony in a theater, or the forward part of the first balcony. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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