hanging step

hanging stair, hanging step

1. A stone step cantilevered from the wall and free at the other end.

hanging step

A step usually constructed without a continuous carriage, 1 for support; instead the steps are bolted together so that each step provides support for the one above and the one below; used, for example, in architecture of the Shakers, a religious sect of English origin that settled in America in the late 18th century.
References in periodicals archive ?
"It seemed much easier to get into and out of the cab and to climb up on the discharge platform area." It's reported that the 2013 model adds a hanging step for easier three-point access into the cab and a new bolt-on ladder for direct access to the chute clean-out platform.
As a safer alternative to the typical method of boarding the drill rig by climbing vertical hanging steps, a stairway now allows an operator or maintenance worker to carry items onto the drill with less risk of falling.
Developed to be a safer alternative to accessing the drill rig rather than using vertical hanging steps, a hydraulic main access stairway enables the operator or maintenance personnel to bring tools up onto the drill with a reduced risk of falling.