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stair rod

a rod for holding a stair carpet in place against the bottom of a riser.
Origin of stair rod
1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But the stair-rod of the fifth step had worked loose: the carpet slipped, and he tumbled down with considerable uproar.

    The Gay Adventure Richard Bird
  • At the foot of the stairs the horror, caught by something—a banister—a stair-rod—stopped.

    The Magic World Edith Nesbit
  • I declare that for a few seconds after I rattled the stair-rod you might have cut the silence with a knife.

  • Of course it must not be a screw-eye and a stair-rod; but anyone will understand, from this description, how to effect it.

British Dictionary definitions for stair-rod

stair rod

any of a series of rods placed in the angles between the steps of a carpeted staircase, used to hold the carpet in position
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