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stairwell Syllabification: stair·well
Pronunciation: /ˈsterˌwel/

Definition of stairwell in English:


A shaft in a building in which a staircase is built.
Example sentences
  • Make sure all your window wells and stairwells have raised lips around their edges to prevent water in the yard from flowing into the well during a downpour.
  • Three fire-protected stairwells in the building provide the opportunity for smaller rentable units.
  • On the first floor three two bedroom units will be built around a central stairwell and lift shaft.

Words that rhyme with stairwell

Bakewell • speedwell

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