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Pair of stairs definitions

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Stair Stair, n. [OE. steir, steyer, AS. st?ger, from ?igan to ascend, rise. [root]164. See Sty to ascend.] 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. ``I a winding stair found.'' --Chaucer's Dream. 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 stars (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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