the vertical shaft or opening containing a stairway.
a vertical shaft or opening that contains a staircase
noun 1. a stick or post pointed at one end for driving into the ground as a boundary mark, part of a fence, support for a plant, etc. 2. a post to which a person is bound for execution, usually by burning. 3. the stake, the punishment of death by burning: Joan of Arc was […]
- Stake a claim
Also, stake out a claim. Indicate something as one’s own, as in I’m staking a claim to the drumstick, or She staked out a claim for herself in the insurance business. This term, dating from the mid-1800s, originally meant “register a claim to land by marking it with stakes.” It was being used figuratively by […]
noun 1. an anchored boat to which barges or other boats are temporarily moored. 2. an anchored boat used as a turning point in races.
noun 1. an open truck body having a platform with sockets at the edge into which upright stakes may be placed to form a fence around a load.