staircase

noun stair·case \ -ˌkās \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of staircase

1 :the structure containing a stairway
2 :a flight of stairs with the supporting framework, casing, and balusters

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First Known Use of staircase

1624



STAIRCASE Defined for English Language Learners

staircase

noun

Definition of staircase for English Language Learners

  • : a set of stairs and its supporting structures


STAIRCASE Defined for Kids

staircase

noun stair·case \ ˈster-ˌkās \

Definition of staircase for Students

:a flight of steps with their supporting structure and railings


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