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  1. the top of a staircase; top landing.
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Origin of stairhead

First recorded in 1525–35; stair + head
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Examples from the Web for stairhead

Historical Examples

  • 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.

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for stairhead


  1. the top of a flight of stairs
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