skyscraper

[ skahy-skrey-per ]
/ ˈskaɪˌskreɪ pər /

noun

a relatively tall building of many stories, especially one for office or commercial use.
Architecture. a building of exceptional height completely supported by a framework, as of girders, from which the walls are suspended, as opposed to a building supported by load-bearing walls.

Origin of skyscraper

First recorded in 1785–95; sky + scraper
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British Dictionary definitions for skyscraper

skyscraper

/ (ˈskaɪˌskreɪpə) /

noun

a very tall multistorey building
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