stairstep

1 of 3

noun

1
: a step in a flight of stairs
2
stairsteps plural : a flight of stairs

stairstep

2 of 3

intransitive verb

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

stair-step

3 of 3

adjective

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

Word History

Etymology

Noun

stair + step

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“Stairstep.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stairstep. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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