Meaning of “skyscraper” in the English Dictionary

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"skyscraper" in British English

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skyscrapernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈskaɪˌskreɪ.pər/ us /ˈskaɪˌskreɪ.pɚ/

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  • BASE jumpers parachute from high places: from the tops of buildings or monuments (even when they’re not allowed to), from skyscrapers that are still being built, and from mountains and cliffs. 

(Definition of “skyscraper” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"skyscraper" in American English

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skyscrapernoun [ C ]

us /ˈskɑɪˌskreɪ·pər/

a very tall building:

The restaurant is at the top of one of the big downtown skyscrapers.

(Definition of “skyscraper” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"skyscraper" in Business English

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skyscrapernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈskaɪˌskreɪpər/ us

a very tall building in a city:

the soaring skyscrapers of New York City

(Definition of “skyscraper” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)