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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Support consisting of a place to rest the foot while ascending or descending a path of steps.

Usage examples (38)
  • Time to turn back and descend the stair.
  • Do you know why in the Vatican museum the stair is a double helix?
  • The spiral stair is very keen but getting my humungous bag up to the loft was a trial, especially as
  • This little stair is enclosed on one side by a balustrade on which the children can rest their hands. for more
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