- having a comparatively small number of floors, as a motel or townhouse, and usually no elevator.
- a low-rise building.
Origin of low-rise
First recorded in 1955–60; on the model of high-rise
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Examples from the Web for low-rise
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- of or relating to a building having only a few storeysCompare high-rise
- such a building
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