Stair

Definition of Stair

Pronunciation: stâr
n.1.One step of a series for ascending or descending to a different level; - commonly applied to those within a building.
2.A series of steps, as for passing from one story of a house to another; - commonly used in the plural; but originally used in the singular only.
Below stairs
in the basement or lower part of a house, where the servants are.
Flight of stairs
the stairs which make the whole ascent of a story.
Pair of stairs
a set or flight of stairs. - pair, in this phrase, having its old meaning of a set. See Pair, n., 1.
Run of stairs
(Arch.) a single set of stairs, or section of a stairway, from one platform to the next.
Stair rod
a rod, usually of metal, for holding a stair carpet to its place.
Up stairs
See Upstairs in the Vocabulary.

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