stairwell
noun Date: 1920 a vertical shaft in which stairs are located

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • stairwell — (n.) by 1862, from STAIR (Cf. stair) + WELL (Cf. well) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • stairwell — ► NOUN ▪ a shaft in which a staircase is built …   English terms dictionary

  • stairwell — [ster′wel΄] n. a vertical shaft (in a building) containing a staircase …   English World dictionary

  • stairwell — UK [ˈsteə(r)ˌwel] / US [ˈsterˌwel] noun [countable] Word forms stairwell : singular stairwell plural stairwells the area containing the sets of stairs in a building from the bottom to the top level …   English dictionary

  • stairwell — [[t]ste͟ə(r)wel[/t]] stairwells N COUNT The stairwell is the part of a building that contains the staircase …   English dictionary

  • stairwell — /stair wel /, n. the vertical shaft or opening containing a stairway. Also, stair well. [1915 20; STAIR + WELL2] * * * …   Universalium

  • stairwell — noun A shaft in a multi story building enclosing a stairway or staircase …   Wiktionary

  • stairwell — stair|well [ˈsteəwel US ˈster ] n the space going up through all the floors of a building, where the stairs go up …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stairwell — stair|well [ ster,wel ] noun count the area containing the sets of stairs in a building from the bottom to the top level …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • stairwell — n. vertical opening containing a stairway …   English contemporary dictionary

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