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  • adj. reached by stairs rather than an elevator
  • adj. containing such flats
  • adj. for which no appointment is necessary
  • n. Such an apartment or block.
  • n. an informal visit to a control tower by a pilot, typically used as part of pilot training.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. a building with no elevator
  • n. an apartment in a building without an elevator
  • n. an apartment building without an elevator


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  • In other words, it is not a race for casual runners, like me, whose athletic résumés feature "plays rec league soccer" and "recently lived in a walk-up."

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  • And closer to home is Montreal, where the predominant housing form is a three - or four-story walk-up.

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  • Hunched within its floodlit new-build, English cricket is now surfing the finest margins, dependent on the grande bouffe of the Saturday spree merchant, and not so much in bed with the purveyors of walk-up hospitality as sweatily intertwined on the main stairs.

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  • In January 2001 my brother took a tumble just stepping off the kerb in snow/ice, a block and half from his third-storey walk-up apartment.

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  • Right now, the new campus area is filled with gas stations, parking lots, storage centers and roughly 135 apartments in seven walk-up buildings.

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