stair·well | \ ˈster-ˌwel \

Definition of stairwell 

: a vertical shaft in which stairs are located

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The move comes less than two months after a video surfaced, showing Vasquez hitting his then girlfriend in a stairwell at the Corpus Christi Hooks' stadium in 2016. Demetrio Teniente, Houston Chronicle, "Former Astros minor leaguer Danry Vasquez getting second chance in Mexican League," 4 May 2018 Price: $2,462 Photo: Alex James Light Viewing The London design studio Turner Pocock used a Crittall Windows steel-frame divider with three window sizes to allow light into a den and television room from a stairwell. Karen Bruno, WSJ, "The Antidote to Open-Plan Layouts," 6 June 2018 Mechanical units at Cowherd Middle School are slated to be replaced to help with moisure issues in some classrooms, the officials said, and construction is scheduled for a stairwell at Brady Elementary. Sarah Freishtat, Aurora Beacon-News, "Nearly $9.4 million in summer construction coming to East Aurora schools," 25 May 2018 Garcia Sergio Hernandez, 19, of the 100 block of Bridget Court, Bensenville, was charged with battery at 12:20 p.m. May 4 following an incident in a stairwell at York High School, 355 W. St. Charles Road. Graydon Megan,, "Elmhurst police blotter: Unlocked vehicles entered, items taken," 11 May 2018 The man in the 2016 video could be seen striking the woman several times in a stairwell at Whataburger Field, home to the Double-A Hooks, the report said. Benjamin Brown, Fox News, "Surveillance video that reportedly shows violent incident involving former baseball prospect is released," 14 Mar. 2018 Anton Gerashchenko, a Ukrainian lawmaker and adviser to the interior minister, said in a Facebook post that the gunman was waiting for the journalist in the stairwell of his apartment building. Andrew Higgins, New York Times, "Arkady Babchenko, Russian Journalist, Shot and Killed in Kiev," 29 May 2018 The assault happened on the afternoon of April 3, in the stairwell of the Humanities Building at 3201 Southwest Trafficway. Glenn E. Rice, kansascity, "FBI releases poster seeking information on assault of Muslim college student | The Kansas City Star," 11 May 2018 The videos show Siyonbola telling police the woman who called them suffered from mental illness and had called police several months ago on a friend who had gotten lost in a stairwell of the building. USA TODAY, "Police called on black Yale student sleeping in her dorm area," 9 May 2018

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First Known Use of stairwell

1920, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of stairwell

: a space in a building where stairs are located

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