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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
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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.
3750411) report by the New York Daily News, the girl who chose to be anonymous, was forced into a stairwell in the school and made to perform sex acts on a group of male students, the lawsuit said.
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By: Egypt Today staff CAIRO -- 10 May 2017: A kitten has been rescued by the fire fighters after spending three days in a small stairwell in Cairo's blue-collar district of Shubra.
The capacity of the pressurization fans must be sufficient to move the stairwell NPP below the location of the fire floor.
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.