Meaning of skyscraper

sky•scrap•er

Pronunciation: (skī'skrā"pur), [key]
— n.
  1. a relatively tall building of many stories, esp. one for office or commercial use.
  2. 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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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