Definition of stepwell in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈstepwel/

Entry from US English dictionary


The stairwell of a bus.
Example sentences
  • An overweight woman's dress caught on the ironing-board-shaped handrail of a transit bus stepwell.
  • The wheelchair lift device seen in the patent is located in a stepwell and includes a pair of hinged base or subframe sections which, together with pivotally interconnected and movable riser and step members, normally form a two-step stairway to allow able-bodied persons to board and exit the bus in the usual manner.

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Syllabification: step·well

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