stair|step

stair|step «STAIR STEHP», noun, adjective.
–n.
1. one of the steps in a flight of stairs; stair.
2. Informal. one of a number of siblings differing in age and height by regular intervals.
–adj.
1. arranged like steps in a flight of stairs: »

Stairstep terraces are used in soil conservation.

2. Figurative. rising or falling in a series of steps: »

a stairstep tax reduction.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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