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stairway

[stair-wey] /ˈstɛərˌweɪ/
noun
1.
a passageway from one level, as of a building, to another by a series of stairs; staircase.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; stair + way1
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British Dictionary definitions for stair-way

stairway

/ˈstɛəˌweɪ/
noun
1.
a means of access consisting of stairs; staircase or flight of steps
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Word Origin and History for stair-way

stairway

n.

1767, from stair + way.

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