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(Architecture) a means of access consisting of stairs; staircase or flight of steps



a passageway from one level, as of a building, to another by a series of stairs; staircase.


  • half-pace - A broad step or small landing between two half flights in a staircase.
  • companionway - A stairway or ladder from a deck to the cabin below.
  • staircase - A stairway does not necessarily have a handrail or balustrade—but a staircase does.
  • newel - The main post at the bottom of a banister or stairway.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stairway - a way of access (upward and downward) consisting of a set of steps
backstairs - a second staircase at the rear of a building
building, edifice - a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place; "there was a three-story building on the corner"; "it was an imposing edifice"
companionway - a stairway or ladder that leads from one deck to another on a ship
moving staircase, moving stairway, escalator - a stairway whose steps move continuously on a circulating belt
emergency exit, fire escape - a stairway (often on the outside of a building) that permits exit in the case of fire or other emergency
flight of stairs, flight of steps, flight - a stairway (set of steps) between one floor or landing and the next
ghat - stairway in India leading down to a landing on the water
landing - an intermediate platform in a staircase
stairhead - platform at the top of a staircase
stairs, steps - a flight of stairs or a flight of steps
stair, step - support consisting of a place to rest the foot while ascending or descending a stairway; "he paused on the bottom step"
way - any artifact consisting of a road or path affording passage from one place to another; "he said he was looking for the way out"
ramp - a movable staircase that passengers use to board or leave an aircraft
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(steə) noun
(any one of) a number of steps, usually inside a building, going from one floor to another. He fell down the stairs.
ˈstaircase, ˈstairway nouns
a series or flight of stairs. A dark and narrow staircase led up to the top floor.
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Based on the rail type, the global stair lifts market can be segmented into straight stair lifts and curved stair lifts.
Part of this strategy involves the provision, maintenance and servicing (including existing stock), removal and relocation of straight stair lifts, curved stair lifts, through floor lifts, external step/platform lifts and ceiling tracking hoists (fixed and room cover) to council tenants and owner/occupiers who have been assessed by social work services as qualifying for the installation of a suitable appliance.
The original sweeping staircase from the ground floor has been replaced with a straight stair which passes through each level along one of the inner walls.
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A stair lift for a straight stair can cost from $2,000 to $5,000, she says, and up to double that amount for curving stairwells.
A swimming pool with latest survival technology, helicopter simulator, escape chute, confined space entry simulator on two levels with two points of entry and rescue tripods and equipment, a smoke house simulator on two levels with spiral and straight stair cases and synthetic smoke machine, a working-at-height facility, a H2S classrooms with air cascade facility, a fast rescue boat, advanced first-aid kits, stretchers oxygen tanks for first-aid and advance first aid, scaffolding and riggers for constructions training are some of the facilities available," remarked Mohammed.
THE future of around 90 Teesside workers is in doubt today after it emerged ThyssenKrupp is scaling back production of its straight stair lifts in Stockton.