- a rod for holding a stair carpet in place against the bottom of a riser.
Origin of stair rod
First recorded in 1855–60
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Examples from the Web for stair rod
Of course it must not be a screw-eye and a stair-rod; but anyone will understand, from this description, how to effect it.The Pyrotechnist's Treasury
But the stair-rod of the fifth step had worked loose: the carpet slipped, and he tumbled down with considerable uproar.The Gay Adventure
I declare that for a few seconds after I rattled the stair-rod you might have cut the silence with a knife.
At the foot of the stairs the horror, caught by something—a banister—a stair-rod—stopped.The Magic World
- any of a series of rods placed in the angles between the steps of a carpeted staircase, used to hold the carpet in position
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