Stair·case n. A flight of stairs with their supporting framework, casing, balusters, etc.
To make a complete staircase is a curious piece of architecture. --Sir H. Wotton.
Staircase shell. Zool. (a) Any scalaria, or wentletrap. (b) Any species of Solarium, or perspective shell.
n : a way of access consisting of a set of steps [syn: stairway,