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high-rise

[hahy-rahyz] /ˈhaɪˌraɪz/
adjective
1.
(of a building) having a comparatively large number of stories and equipped with elevators:
a high-rise apartment house.
2.
of, relating to, or characteristic of high-rise buildings.
3.
of or being a small-wheeled bicycle with high handlebars and a banana-shaped seat.
noun
4.
Also, high rise, high-riser. a high-rise apartment or office building.
Also, highrise.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55
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British Dictionary definitions for highrise

high-rise

adjective
1.
  1. (prenominal) of or relating to a building that has many storeys, esp one used for flats or offices: a high-rise block Compare low-rise
  2. (as noun): a high-rise in Atlanta
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