- noting a house having a room or rooms that are somewhat above or below adjacent rooms, with the floor levels usually differing by approximately half a story.
- a split-level house.
Origin of split-level
First recorded in 1945–50
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Examples from the Web for split-level
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May 7, 2012
The split-level house on Vermont Avenue sat empty for years before Occupy Wall Street claimed it.Occupy Our Homes: Wall Street Protests’ New Frontier
December 7, 2011
- (of a house, room, etc) having the floor level of one part about half a storey above or below the floor level of an adjoining part