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stair·well

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

(ˈstɛəˌwɛl)
n
(Architecture) a vertical shaft or opening that contains a staircase
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stair′well`

or stair′ well`,



n.
the vertical shaft or opening containing a stairway.
[1915–20]
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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)
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Translations

stairwell

[ˈstɛəwel] Nhueco m or caja f de la escalera
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

stairwell

[ˈstɛərwɛl] ncage f d'escalier
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

stairwell

[ˈstɛəˌwɛl] ntromba delle scale
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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Paschen to perform routine maintenance work on the two stairwells of the Central Parking Facility at 75 E.
"We are responsible for gritting the car park and routine cleaning of the stairwells and have put in place additional arrangements for a specialist cleaning company to pressure wash the three stairwells as and when required.
Margaret said: "There are now daily incidents where I and other residents are witnessing people injecting and smoking drugs and then lying passed out on the stairwells.
Outraged Margaret Reilly, 24, says finding drug paraphernalia in the Andrew Bargh stairwells and corridors of Merryston Court is a daily occurrence.
Renovation crews took out underused stairwells that werent required by code, eliminated about 400 seats, and reworked old storage areas to create a new three-story atrium, fan gathering areas, a team store and other attractions within the 27-year-old arena.
For many years, the building codes in the United States and Canada have required pressurized stairwells in a number of different types of occupancies.
The fire and smoke in the interstitial space led to smoke flow into stairwells and the seismic joints as discussed later.
Clearly marked, easily accessible, and safe-feeling stairwells can be such a simple step (up) in the right direction.
Experimental investigation on the rising characteristics of the fire-induced buoyant plume in stairwells, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 64: 193-201.
But Sheriff Department deputies failed to look in all the stairwells.
But Helen Jones, team manager (parking management) with Dudley Council, has spelled out the logistical problems of the seemingly simple task of cleaning the lifts area and stairwells. 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.