walk-up

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

walk-up (not comparable)

  1. (of an apartment etc) reached by stairs rather than an elevator
  2. (of a block of apartments) containing such flats
  3. (of a service) for which no appointment is necessary

Noun[edit]

walk-up (plural walk-ups)

  1. (US) Such an apartment or block.
    • 2010, Christopher Hitchens, Hitch-22, Atlantic 2011, p. 228:
      I became the tenant of a walk-up on East Tenth Street, on the north side of Tompkins Square, found for me by the seemingly omni-connected Ian McEwan [...].
  2. (aviation) an informal visit to a control tower by a pilot, typically used as part of pilot training.