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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 ?
RYANAIR passengers told last night how they were "imprisoned" on a stairwell as their flight took off without them.
A SHOPLIFTER who threatened to "slice up" a security guard and urinated in a staff stairwell has had his sentence deferred.
Work began Monday and is expected to last eight days, with each stairwell taking four days to complete.
Locals have hit out the stench coming from the stairwell and the badly designed layout.
The stairwell at a block of flats inYiewsleywas taken over by an unexpected lodger who had "taken refuge" there.
The stairwell of the 24-storey block was relatively safe for over an hour after fire broke out at 12.54am, Professor David Purser told the inquiry into the tragedy.
A man lies comatose on a Coatbridge stairwell with drug paraphernalia scattered around him.
Dr Zunckel said: "By applying Pythagoras' theorem to the estimated measurements of Ross's sofa in a vertical position and dimensions of the stairwell, I was able to establish that it would have been possible for Ross to get the sofa up the stairwell and into the flat without resorting to the extreme measure of chopping it in half.
An elderly woman with dementia, who was reported missing 10 days ago, was found dead in a stairwell at a San Francisco hospital campus Wednesday.
Mr McGee ran away up the stairs into a lift lobby area separated from the stairwell by a set of double doors, with Looby in pursuit.