stairwell

noun stair·well \ ˈster-ˌwel \
Updated on: 25 May 2018

Definition of stairwell

: a vertical shaft in which stairs are located

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First Known Use of stairwell

1920

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STAIRWELL Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of stairwell for English Language Learners

  • : a space in a building where stairs are located



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