stair rod


a rod for holding a stair carpet in place against the bottom of a riser.

Origin of stair rod

First recorded in 1855–60 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for stair rod

  • At the foot of the stairs the horror, caught by something—a banister—a stair-rod—stopped.

    The Magic World|Edith Nesbit
  • Of course it must not be a screw-eye and a stair-rod; but anyone will understand, from this description, how to effect it.

  • I declare that for a few seconds after I rattled the stair-rod you might have cut the silence with a knife.

  • But the stair-rod of the fifth step had worked loose: the carpet slipped, and he tumbled down with considerable uproar.

    The Gay Adventure|Richard Bird

British Dictionary definitions for stair rod

stair rod


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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