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stair·well

 (stâr′wĕl′)
n.
A vertical shaft around which a staircase has been built.

stairwell

(ˈstɛəˌwɛl)
n
(Architecture) a vertical shaft or opening that contains a staircase

stair′well`

or stair′ well`,



n.
the vertical shaft or opening containing a stairway.
[1915–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stairwell - a vertical well around which there is a stairway
well - an open shaft through the floors of a building (as for a stairway)
Translations

stairwell

[ˈstɛəwel] Nhueco m or caja f de la escalera

stairwell

[ˈstɛərwɛl] ncage f d'escalier

stairwell

[ˈstɛəˌwɛl] ntromba delle scale
References in periodicals archive ?
Contract notice: Framework agreement stairwell cleaning mz 04, 05th
The girl was in a stairwell on the 12th floor of the Oswald Street car park in the centre of Glasgow with a 17-year-old boy when she was assaulted at around 11am on Tuesday.
He grabbed her handbag while they were both on the fire exit stairwell.
The only rule of the game is to reach the top of the tower by running up the stairwell.
A notable example is the MGM Grand Hotel fire in 1980 (Best, Demers 1982), 85 people died in this fire, with 68 victims located on the upper floors far away from the ground floor where the fire occurred, one significant reason of this phenomenon is that the hot smoke movement from the lower to the upper floors was induced by the stack effect of stairwell in the building (Klote, Fothergill 1983; Council .
SECURITY measures have been improved at a hospital in the US where a County Durham woman was found dead in a stairwell.
THE death of a Durham woman whose body was found in a hospital stairwell in America was linked to chronic alcohol abuse, a coroner has reported.
Stairwell pressurization is then coupled with floor pressurization to maintain smoke-free air in the habitable floor spaces so that people who are unable to exit can remain in the building, relying on sprinkler systems and fire-fighting activity to extinguish the fire.
In an email to a council taxpayer, she said: "We are limited in how much water we can spray around the main stairwell [to facilitate the cleaning of the walls] because some water will get into the lift shaft pit.
However, it typically takes more than just a well-lit stairwell to change people's habits to using the stairs instead of the elevator.
In the building's south stairwell you can read your way from one level to another, finding a different short story on a panel at each landing, 10 mini-tales all written by local authors.
During a fire, he said, when someone opens the fire escape door, the smoke will come into the stairwell, but if the stairwell is pressurised, the smoke will not hang in the stairwell, and will be sucked up, cleaning the air.