low-rise

adjective
\ ˈlō-ˈrīz How to pronounce low-rise (audio) \

Definition of low-rise

1 : having few stories and not usually equipped with elevators a low-rise apartment/office building
2 : of, relating to, or characterized by low-rise buildings a low-rise housing development
3 : having a shorter than standard rise (see rise entry 2 sense 7) low-rise jeans The finishing touch of her ensemble then came in the form of "old school," low-rise brown suede … pants and coordinating brown leather boots.— Claudia Miller Jeans can also be OK … in some work environments, but not the "Saturday night jeans" that are low-rise and sexy.— Paula Rath

First Known Use of low-rise

1922, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Low-rise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/low-rise. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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