Definitions

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  • n. A gate fitted across a domestic staircase to prevent young children from climbing the stairs.

Etymologies

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stair +‎ gate

Examples

  • Jove was asleep in his lummock and I had put the stairgate across so Jaya could run around upstairs whilst I put some washing away.

    tequilamonky Diary Entry

  • I'll leave you with a pic of her today that she insisted i take of her wearing my glasses pressed up against the stairgate!

    tequilamonky Diary Entry

  • Bought a stairgate for the kitchen door which will have no toe-breaking foot-wounding bar at floor level.

    Lost treasure. Found trike.

  • She's happy, whatever she's doing, and the stairgate is in front of the door so she can't run out onto the street.

    Fostering a sense of independence

  • Then I dressed her in her red rainsuit and blue wellies, and put my stripy socks and red boots on, and found my coat, and put Emer in the buggy, and opened the stairgate in front of the front door, and suddenly had to change Emer's nappy.

    How doth the busy little bee

  • I checked that the stairgate to the actual stairs was closed - it was.

    How doth the busy little bee

  • While he was down, she opened her bedroom door and asked me to open the stairgate outside it.

    Breastfeeding: Two old articles

  • Rob left for work, and Linnea went into her room, closed the stairgate and the door, and played all on her own.

    Busy day

  • Partially because now that Linnea is walking fairly competently, and partially because on Tuesday I have unknown numbers of NCT girls (yes, girls, not women, I checked with most of them, and it's girls or girlies) thronging in for coffee (except that we all drink tea!) with their souper duper baby transport devices, we need to do something about our stairgate situation.

    Adventures in Health and Safety

  • "Put her at the bottom of the garden," advised my trenchant grandmother, while my mother admitted that doctors suggested she leave my toddling sister to shriek at the other side of her stairgate until she fell asleep.

    Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

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