low-rise

[loh-rahyz]
adjective
1.
having a comparatively small number of floors, as a motel or townhouse, and usually no elevator.
noun
2.
a low-rise building.

Origin:
1955–60; on the model of high rise

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low-rise
 
adj
1.  Compare high-rise of or relating to a building having only a few storeys
 
n
2.  such a building

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Example sentences
The handlebars are regular low-rise swept bars, but they're flipped upside-down.
He has a green t-shirt, low-rise jeans and eyes that dart in all directions.
Beyond the blue minaret of the local mosque, the city is startlingly low-rise.
The school occupies modern buildings on the sprawling, low-rise university
  campus.
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