stairway

noun
stair·​way | \ ˈster-ˌwā How to pronounce stairway (audio) \

Definition of stairway

: one or more flights of stairs usually with landings to pass from one level to another

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Coming to the top deck to get off requires navigating a narrow stairway with only one exit. Stefanie Dazio, Twin Cities, "Coast Guard: 25 bodies found after California boat fire," 3 Sep. 2019 Reid told the outlet that in order to get to the top deck, passengers must navigate a narrow stairway with only one exit. Rachel Desantis, PEOPLE.com, "20 Bodies Found, 14 Missing After Calif. Boat Fire — What Could Have Caused 'Mariner's Worst Fear'?," 3 Sep. 2019 Coming up to the top deck to get off requires navigating a narrow stairway with only one exit. Stefanie Dazio, The Denver Post, "25 die in California boat fire, searchers look for 9 still missing," 3 Sep. 2019 From the elegant stairway and landing, enter into the hub of the home: a large dining room with an open kitchen at the far end. Jon Gorey, BostonGlobe.com, "For sale: Homes with a French accent in Lynn and Dorchester," 12 July 2019 Made up of two main rooms, it can be accessed from the top of the stairs that connect the kitchen to the second floor or from a stairway in the garage. James Alexander, courant.com, "Property of the Week: 4 Woodleigh Place, Simsbury," 7 Dec. 2017 Down a steep stairway and through a cavern of rooms, sits the Rothy’s design studio. Shannon Fitzgerald, Fortune, "How Sustainable Startup Rothy’s Found Success Turning Recycled Water Bottles into Fashionable Footwear," 15 Sep. 2019 That cut off both escape routes from the sleeping quarters: a stairway and an escape hatch that exited in the galley area. Washington Post, "Search warrants served in California boat fire investigation," 8 Sep. 2019 That cut off both escape routes from the sleeping quarters: a stairway and an escape hatch that exited in the galley area. NBC News, "Search warrants served in probe of California boat fire that killed 34 people," 8 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of stairway

1767, in the meaning defined above

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stairway

noun

English Language Learners Definition of stairway

: a set of stairs that go from one level or floor to another

stairway

noun
stair·​way | \ ˈster-ˌwā How to pronounce stairway (audio) \

Kids Definition of stairway

: one or more flights of steps usually with connecting landings

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