Definition of stairhead in English:



  • A landing at the top of a set of stairs.

    ‘he waited at the stairhead to escort her safely down’
    • ‘There was a time when people did not report domestic violence, for example, and I'm quite sure that not every scuffle at a stairhead would be reported.’
    • ‘Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed.’
    • ‘Cam's own table was at the stairhead, the better to greet and farewell his guests, and to ask a favoured one occasionally to join him for a quick drink.’
    • ‘The four porters have now come up and are waiting at the stairhead to be paid.’
    • ‘Antoine took up his position at the stairhead, so that he could see all the clerks as they came in under the arched gateway.’