walk-down

walk-down

[wawk-doun]
noun
1.
a store, living quarters, etc., located below the street level and approached by a flight of steps: It was a dimly lit walk-down optimistically called a garden apartment.
adjective
2.
(of a store, restaurant, apartment, etc.) located below the level of the sidewalk: a popular walk-down nightclub in Greenwich Village.

Origin:
1905–10, Americanism; noun, adj. use of verb phrase walk down

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