Staircase Stair"case` (st[^a]r"k[=a]s`), n. A flight of stairs with their supporting framework, casing, balusters, etc. [1913 Webster]

To make a complete staircase is a curious piece of architecture. --Sir H. Wotton. [1913 Webster]

{Staircase shell}. (Zo["o]l.) (a) Any scalaria, or wentletrap. (b) Any species of {Solarium}, or perspective shell. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

(with casing, etc.), ,

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