Definitions

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  • adj. Beneath a flight of stairs.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to the kitchen or servants' quarters; hence, subordinate, menial.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the kitchen, or the servants' quarters; hence, subordinate; menial.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining or relating to a lower floor; down-stairs; hence, humble; low; mean; backstairs.

Etymologies

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under- +‎ stair

Examples

  • The other day I was on my hands and knees trying to fit the last piece of batten for some shelving in our understair cupboard when I heard a object being pushed through the letter-box.

    Army Rumour Service

  • The property includes an entrance hallway with understair storage, lounge with living flame fire, and kitchen/breakfast room.

    icNewcastle

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