Halfpace
Halfpace Half"pace` (-p[=a]s`), n. (Arch.) A platform of a staircase where the stair turns back in exactly the reverse direction of the lower flight. See {Quarterpace}. [1913 Webster]

Note: This term and {quarterpace} are rare or unknown in the United States, {platform} or {landing} being used instead. [1913 Webster]


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  • halfpace — pronunc at half+ˌpās noun Etymology: by folk etymology from Middle French haut pas, literally, high step 1. : a raised floor or dais or a platform or footpace at the top of steps (as for a throne or an altar) 2. : a landing of a staircase like a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • halfpace — half·pace …   English syllables

  • halfpace —   n. dais; small landing on staircase …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • landing — Halfpace Half pace ( p[=a]s ), n. (Arch.) A platform of a staircase where the stair turns back in exactly the reverse direction of the lower flight. See {Quarterpace}. [1913 Webster] Note: This term and {quarterpace} are rare or unknown in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • platform — Halfpace Half pace ( p[=a]s ), n. (Arch.) A platform of a staircase where the stair turns back in exactly the reverse direction of the lower flight. See {Quarterpace}. [1913 Webster] Note: This term and {quarterpace} are rare or unknown in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Quarterpace — Quar ter*pace , n. (Arch.) A platform of a staircase where the stair turns at a right angle only. See {Halfpace}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • half space — noun : a halfpace in a stair …   Useful english dictionary

  • haut pas — ōˈpä noun Etymology: Middle English hautepase, from Middle French haut pas, literally, high step : a raised part of a floor : dais compare halfpace * * * haut pas /pä/ noun A dais • • • Main Entry: ↑haut …   Useful english dictionary

  • quarterpace — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : a staircase landing where the stair turns at a right angle compare halfpace …   Useful english dictionary

  • resting-place — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: Middle English, from resting (gerund of resten to rest, repose) + place 1. : a place where rest may be taken 2. : the place where a dead person is laid 3 …   Useful english dictionary

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