Entry from British & World English dictionary
(also dog-leg staircase)
Definition of dog-leg stair in English:
A staircase which has no well and a bend of 180° in it, usually at a landing halfway between floors.
- The only way down from either floor is a dog-leg stair in one of the bunker-like concrete service cores which must rank as a disappointment.
- It held many interesting features including fish-scale shingles, hooded windows and a dog-leg staircase between floors.
- A plain but solid dog-leg staircase leads upstairs, jutting back behind the house to allow more space inside.
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