high-rise

Definitions

Construction

  • (written as high rise)
    A building having many stories and serviced by elevators.
  • (written as high rise)
    A building with upper floors higher than fire department aerial ladders, usually ten or more stories.
  • (written as high rise)
    Slang for a traffic-control device consisting of a barricade with stationary flagged arms positioned at 10 o'clock, 12 o'clock, and 2 o'clock and located at each end of a construction zone.

Real Estate

  • noun a multistorey building, especially a block of flats
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