Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A vertical shaft around which a staircase has been built.

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  • noun A shaft in a multi-story building enclosing a stairway or staircase.

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  • noun a vertical well around which there is a stairway

Etymologies

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From stair + well (a reference to the shaft's usual shape).

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