staircase

[ stair-keys ]
/ ˈstɛərˌkeɪs /

noun

a flight of stairs with its framework, banisters, etc., or a series of such flights.

Origin of staircase

First recorded in 1615–25; stair + case2
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for staircase

British Dictionary definitions for staircase

staircase

/ (ˈstɛəˌkeɪs) /

noun

a flight of stairs, its supporting framework, and, usually, a handrail or banisters

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medicine definitions for staircase

staircase

[ stârkās′ ]

n.

A series of reactions or responses that follow one another in progressively increasing or decreasing intensity, so that a chart shows a continuous rise or fall.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.