wellhole

wellhole
\\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ noun
1. : the hole, pit, or shaft of a well
2.
a. : the open space in a floor or through a series of floors for the accommodation of a staircase
b. : the open space about which the stairs of a winding or circular staircase turn
3. : a cavity for movement of a counterbalance or similar mechanical device

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/wel"hohl'/, n.
1. the shaft of a well.
2. a tall, narrow opening surrounded by walls, as a stairwell.
[1670-80; WELL2 + HOLE]

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  • wellhole — /wel hohl /, n. 1. the shaft of a well. 2. a tall, narrow opening surrounded by walls, as a stairwell. [1670 80; WELL2 + HOLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • wellhole — well•hole [[t]ˈwɛlˌhoʊl[/t]] n. min the shaft of a well • Etymology: 1670–80 …   From formal English to slang

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