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walk-down

[ wawk-doun ]
/ ˈwɔkˌdaʊn /
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noun
a store, living quarters, etc., located below the street level and approached by a flight of steps: It was a dimly lit walk-down optimistically called a garden apartment.
adjective
(of a store, restaurant, apartment, etc.) located below the level of the sidewalk: a popular walk-down nightclub in Greenwich Village.
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Origin of walk-down

1905–10, Americanism; noun, adj. use of verb phrase walk down
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