stair n : support consisting of a place to rest the foot while ascending or descending a stairway; "he paused on the bottom step" [syn: step]
- Rhymes: -ɛə(r)
- A series of steps; a staircase.
Usage notesStairs and stair are used to refer to a single staircase, mostly interchangeably.
a series of steps
Stair may refer to:*Stair, Cumbria, England
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