What does the word skyscraper mean?

Usage examples for skyscraper

  1. At the Subway station, Millard left us and we proceeded to Manton's executive offices in a Seventh Avenue skyscraper, built for and devoted exclusively to the film business. – The Film Mystery by Arthur B. Reeve
  2. I was wonderin' whether I'd be too sick to answer the shipwreck call when it came, and I tried to figure out how I'd feel bouncin' around on them skyscraper waves draped in thin pajamas and a life belt, until I must have dropped off to sleep. – Wilt Thou Torchy by Sewell Ford