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[stair-hed] /ˈstɛərˌhɛd/
the top of a staircase; top landing.
Origin of stairhead
First recorded in 1525-35; stair + head Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He opened his door, crept out on to the stairhead, and listened.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • I was aware that the first of my assailants was at the stairhead.

  • But Sir Randal had met her between the door and the stairhead.

    Ambrotox and Limping Dick Oliver Fleming
  • She set her lamp on the floor at the stairhead, and backed, backed from him into the darkness of the room.

    The Creators

    May Sinclair
  • Then as he reached the stairhead he turned and cast a glance behind him.

    Rich Man, Poor Man

    Maximilian Foster
  • "They're very happy," said Lady Loring when I met her at the stairhead.

    Sonia Between two Worlds Stephen McKenna
  • At the stairhead he met the surgeon and stopped him to ask about the wounded man.

    The Helpers Francis Lynde
  • George had a glimpse of her face; waved encouragement from the stairhead.

    Once Aboard The Lugger Arthur Stuart-Menteth Hutchinson
  • Then, swiftly, he moved back once more to cover the stairhead.

    The Fifth Queen Ford Madox Ford
  • The four porters have now come up and are waiting at the stairhead to be paid.

    Caesar and Cleopatra George Bernard Shaw
British Dictionary definitions for stairhead


the top of a flight of stairs
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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