halfpace

noun
half·​pace | \ pronunciation at half +ˌpās \

Definition of halfpace

1 : a raised floor or dais or a platform or footpace at the top of steps (as for a throne or an altar)
2 : a landing of a staircase like a broad step between two half flights — compare quarterpace

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History and Etymology for halfpace

by folk etymology from Middle French haut pas, literally, high step

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“Halfpace.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/halfpace. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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