stairstep

noun

Definition of stairstep 

(Entry 1 of 3)

1 : a step in a flight of stairs

2 stairsteps plural : a flight of stairs

stairstep

intransitive verb
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Definition of stairstep (Entry 2 of 3)

: to move up or down like the steps in a stairway narrow streets stairstep up the slopesGeography School Bulletin

stair-step

adjective

Definition of stair-step (Entry 3 of 3)

: resembling the steps in a stairway stair-step levels of terrain especially : moving up or down like steps in a stairway stair-step inflation

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Noun

stair + step

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