Definitions of stairs
  1. noun
    a flight of stairs or a flight of steps
    synonyms: steps
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    steps consisting of two parallel members connected by rungs; for climbing up or down
    articulated ladder
    a ladder consisting of segments (usually four) that are held together by joints that can lock in place
    extension ladder
    a ladder whose length can be extended
    Jacob's ladder, jack ladder, pilot ladder
    (nautical) a hanging ladder of ropes or chains supporting wooden or metal rungs or steps
    monkey ladder
    a light ladder to the monkey bridge on a ship
    rope ladder
    a ladder with side pieces of rope
    scaling ladder
    a ladder used to scale walls (as in an attack)
    sea ladder, sea steps
    (nautical) ladder to be lowered over a ship's side for coming aboard
    step ladder, stepladder
    a folding portable ladder hinged at the top
    type of:
    staircase, stairway
    a way of access (upward and downward) consisting of a set of steps
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