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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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