Definition of stairlift in English:



  • A lift in the form of a chair that can be raised or lowered at the edge of a domestic staircase, used for carrying a person who is unable to go up or down the stairs.

    • ‘He went for help, using his stairlift to go downstairs, and unwittingly called on the help of the thief's two accomplices.’
    • ‘It has been assessed that Kenny is unable to have a stairlift fitted due to the narrow constraints of the stairways.’
    • ‘Dame Thora - also known as the face of Stannah stairlifts - has continued acting despite becoming increasingly frail.’
    • ‘The main hall is of course upstairs, there is an outdated stairlift and the whole building, architecturally handsome though it may be, was built in a era when disabled people were not catered for.’
    • ‘She also cannot manage the stairs or getting in and out of the bath so has a stairlift and a bathlift too.’
    • ‘The lucky pensioner - who has lived alone since the death of her husband seven years ago - will now pay for a stairlift for a friend with mobility problems and will share some of her winnings with her 54-year-old-son.’
    • ‘We have purchased a 30 ft shed, a car port and a stairlift so we could stay in our home.’
    • ‘A new free booklet published by Stannah, The definitive guide to choosing a stairlift, contains plenty of sensible advice to help anyone confused by all the options.’
    • ‘Because many of them are infirm, some suffering from mental illness, special prisons are being built or fitted with stairlifts and other facilities fitting to the disabilities of the elderly.’
    • ‘Then, when I can't run any more, I will install a stairlift, but one that's turbo-powered so that I can shout ‘Wheeee’ as I whizz up and down.’
    • ‘The couple contacted the Press after three failed attempts to repair the stairlift, which was provided by City of York Council.’
    • ‘Council officers have been round and seen that we can't put a stairlift in because the staircase is too narrow.’
    • ‘When I returned, she was feverishly trying to change the channel to no avail, though her stairlift seemed to have acquired a life of its own.’
    • ‘Miss Garner said York Elevator Services, based at Stockton-on-the-Forest, had offered to help with parts free of charge, and an elderly woman living nearby offered a stairlift that was no longer being used.’
    • ‘Staff from City of York Council, which is responsible for the stairlift, were due to measure up for a replacement lift at Mr Garner's home later today.’
    • ‘You can see the frustration as he attempts to get up or pop upstairs to the loo with the aid of a stairlift, which his boys love to use.’
    • ‘His family had to move from their home in Cheadle to a larger one in Gatley with a stairlift and other adaptations.’
    • ‘The station's interior has had a makeover to improve access with a stairlift to the main platform.’
    • ‘At first they promised a stairlift, but then said he was too tall.’
    • ‘Amanda learned to walk again with the help of an artificial leg, spurning the use of a wheelchair and a stairlift.’