skyscraper

noun
sky·​scrap·​er | \ ˈskī-ˌskrā-pər How to pronounce skyscraper (audio) \

Definition of skyscraper

: a very tall building

Examples of skyscraper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The blockage of the Suez Canal by a skyscraper-sized cargo ship could also cause snarls in the global supply chain, resulting in shortages of products such as toilet paper, coffee and furniture in the U.S. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "Heinz ketchup shortage 2021: The condiment is in high demand at restaurants, fast-food chains," 6 Apr. 2021 Egyptian government officials, insurers, shippers, and others similarly waited for more details about what caused the skyscraper-sized Ever Given to become wedged across the canal on March 23. Samy Magdy And Jon Gambrell, The Christian Science Monitor, "Freeing the Ever Given was the easy part. Now, the investigation.," 31 Mar. 2021 Egyptian government officials, insurers, shippers and others similarly waited for more details about what caused the skyscraper-sized Ever Given to become wedged across the canal on March 23. Jon Gambrell, Anchorage Daily News, "With massive ship now freed, investigation of Suez Canal blockage accelerates," 30 Mar. 2021 Egyptian government officials, insurers, shippers and others similarly waited for more details about what caused the skyscraper-sized Ever Given to become wedged across the canal on March 23. Samy Magdy And Jon Gambrell, Chron, "With ship now freed, a probe into Suez Canal blockage begins," 30 Mar. 2021 Egyptian government officials, insurers, shippers and others similarly waited for more details about what caused the skyscraper-sized Ever Given to become wedged across the canal on March 23. BostonGlobe.com, "With container ship now freed, investigation into Suez Canal blockage begins," 30 Mar. 2021 Helped by the tides, a flotilla of tugboats wrenched the bulbous bow of the skyscraper-sized Ever Given from the canal’s sandy bank, where it had been firmly lodged since March 23. Frank Miles, Fox News, "Suez Canal ship's crew celebrates on video after Ever Given is freed," 30 Mar. 2021 Around the time of his showdown with the party committees, Trump was in his Manhattan skyscraper office yelling at allies and advisers about Republicans taking his money, according to people with knowledge of the calls. Anchorage Daily News, "Trump helped the GOP raise $2 billion. Now former aides and allies are jockeying to tap into his fundraising power.," 28 Mar. 2021 The global developer, headquartered in Houston, plans nearly 400 apartments in the skyscraper, with about 40 of them kept affordable for residents making between 60% and 80% of the area median income, according to city documents. The Salt Lake Tribune, "With plans for a new downtown park, city moves closer to giving derelict Utah Theater to developers for demolition," 27 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of skyscraper

1882, in the meaning defined above

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“Skyscraper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/skyscraper. Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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skyscraper

noun

English Language Learners Definition of skyscraper

: a very tall building in a city

skyscraper

noun
sky·​scrap·​er | \ ˈskī-ˌskrā-pər How to pronounce skyscraper (audio) \

Kids Definition of skyscraper

: a very tall building

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