stair well

stairwell

[stair-wel]
noun
the vertical shaft or opening containing a stairway.
Also, stair well.


Origin:
1915–20; stair + well2

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stairwell (ˈstɛəˌwɛl)
 
n
a vertical shaft or opening that contains a staircase

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