Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The top of a stair.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The head or top of a staircase.

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  • noun The landing at the top of a staircase

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun platform at the top of a staircase

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Examples

  • A ballad flying from voice to voice across the country, sung at the ingle-neuk, repeated from one to another in the little crowd at a "stairhead," in which the grossest humorous view was the best adapted for the people, represented popular literature.

    Royal Edinburgh Her Saints, Kings, Prophets and Poets

  • She didn't even gasp; after a second her mouth opened wide, and when I drew her in with a hand on her rump she clung like a good 'un while I kneaded avidly and breathed in her heavy perfume ... and then the blasted butler's step sounded at the stairhead, and she broke away, flushed and laughing, and quickly drew herself up, mock demure.

    THE NUMBERS

  • Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed.

    Bloomsday 2010: 'Ulysses' Celebrated Around The World (PHOTOS, POLL)

  • Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed.

    "Hence we shave our beards that we may seem purified by innocence and humility..."

  • Joyce of course, "Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed," and I am a sucker for the opening of both The Wind in the Willows and The Hobbit...

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • Joyce of course, "Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed," and I am a sucker for the opening of both The Wind in the Willows and The Hobbit...

    Opening Lines: rough notes and thoughts toward an essay

  • The figure passed on to the stairhead, where it was limned momentarily against the faint glow that came up from below, and at the glimpse of that vague black image against the red, she almost fainted.

    The Conquering Sword of Conan

  • The figure passed on to the stairhead, where it was limned momentarily against the faint glow that came up from below, and at the glimpse of that vague black image against the red, she almost fainted.

    The Conquering Sword Of Conan

  • He is a little timid, 'he proceeded, stiffening himself, and walking trimly to the stairhead.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • TEXT: Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed.

    Miguel Cohen’s “Ulysses,” Part 1 : Edward Champion’s Reluctant Habits

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