Definition of stairway
: one or more flights of stairs usually with landings to pass from one level to another
Recent Examples of stairway from the Web
Kim, 28, a four-time tour winner who missed time at the start of the year after a fall on a stairway, carded six birdies in taking the clubhouse lead before Creamer tied her.
Unbeknownst to Moree, Little had escaped down the back stairway, assisting firefighter Colin McWeeny, whose mask had been knocked off twice by blasts from a firefighter's hose.
C.O.I. is now rebuilding the cliff and stairways under the estate's Tea Gardens, a favorite spot for weddings.
German police say a car has careened down a stairway into a subway station in Berlin after the driver apparently swerved to avoid a cyclist and lost control.
The 760-meter course of alleys and stairways dropped through an elevation change of 170 meters.
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First Known Use of stairway
STAIRWAY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of stairway for English Language Learners
: a set of stairs that go from one level or floor to another
STAIRWAY Defined for Kids
Definition of stairway for Students
: one or more flights of steps usually with connecting landings
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