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stairhead

(ˈstɛəˌhɛd)
n
(Architecture) the top of a flight of stairs
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stair•head

(ˈstɛərˌhɛd)

n.
the top of a staircase.
[1525–35]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stairhead - platform at the top of a staircase
platform - a raised horizontal surface; "the speaker mounted the platform"
staircase, stairway - a way of access (upward and downward) consisting of a set of steps
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References in classic literature ?
Then I heard him talking to himself and muttering, and every time the bell rang out he came on the stairhead, with 'What is that, Mrs.
When tired of this occupation, I would retire from the stairhead to the solitary and silent nursery: there, though somewhat sad, I was not miserable.