Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The horizontally projecting edge of a stair tread.
  • n. A shield covering this edge.
  • n. A projecting edge of a molding.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of nose.
  • n. That part of the treadboard of a stair that projects over the riser.
  • n. Any similar projection, such as the projecting edge of a moulding.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. That part of the treadboard of a stair which projects over the riser; hence, any like projection, as the projecting edge of a molding.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In architecture, the projecting edge of a molding or drip; the projecting molding on the edge of a step in a stair.
  • n. In a lock, the keeper which engages the latch or bolt.
  • n. A metal or rubber shield formed to fit the projecting edge of a tread or step of a stairway to protect it from wear.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.