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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A compartment extending vertically through a building in which a series of steps or flights of steps are located

Usage examples (32)
  • The stairwell is made of 6 thick Tiger Wood treads.
  • The stairwell is the space intended for building-in the staircase.
  • At the top of the stairwell was a door that led to our family quarters.
  • The first thing he noticed as he emerged from the stairwell was the silence. for more
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