Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In carpentry: A baluster for a stair-rail, hand-rail, or a balustrade.
  • n. A newel. Also called railing-post.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • With her wraps on her arm and her sea-cap in her hand, she stood clinging to the rail-post.

    The Kentons

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.