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
Two elevators and two sets of stairways will lead to a rooftop visitor deck and a new set of docks will be built to handle up to 12 boats, including water taxis.
Both metal stairways are dangerous, as are the platforms, Winnetka residents Julian Solotorousky and Steve Gerbel told Winnetka village council members on June 20.
The stairway would add more than $400,000 to the cost.
The more in-your-face subject here is the collapsing rear stairway of the three-story apartment row that in time strung six addresses together on the west side of Seventh Avenue, north from its corner with Cherry Street.
Carroll said around 6 a.m. the SUV swerved off Northwest Seventh Street, through the parking lot fence and into the stairway leading to a doorway on the building’s southeast corner.
An addition built just before the turn of the 20th century features a breakfast area, with a separate servants' stairway leading upstairs to a separate bedroom-and-bathroom suite, which Kepnes said could function as a nanny suite or guest space.
Inside the college building, Johnson fled up the stairway to the second floor.
Moving about the ship was easier than the quarters would suggest, due to wide hallways and the use of stairways instead of ladders to move between most floors.
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First Known Use of stairway
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Definition of stairway for English Language Learners
: a set of stairs that go from one level or floor to another
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Definition of stairway for Students
: one or more flights of steps usually with connecting landings
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