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stairwell

[stair-wel] /ˈstɛərˌwɛl/
noun
1.
the vertical shaft or opening containing a stairway.
Also, stair well.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; stair + well2
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British Dictionary definitions for stair-well

stairwell

/ˈstɛəˌwɛl/
noun
1.
a vertical shaft or opening that contains a staircase
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Word Origin and History for stair-well

stairwell

n.

by 1862, from stair + well (n.).

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