Definition of stairhead in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈstɛːhɛd


chiefly British
  • A landing at the top of a set of stairs: he waited at the stairhead to escort her safely down
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    • There was a time when people did not report domestic violence, for example, and I'm quite sure that not every scuffle at a stairhead would be reported.
    • Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed.
    • Cam's own table was at the stairhead, the better to greet and farewell his guests, and to ask a favoured one occasionally to join him for a quick drink.

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