Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A railroad-rail having an arched tread and lateral foot-flanges.

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Examples

  • He went over the bridge-rail side-wise, caught the running gear up-and-down the mizzen-mast, and landed lightly on his feet on top of Number Three hatch.

    CHAPTER XLII

  • One was to leap over the bridge-rail and down at the man who shot at him; the other was to retreat.

    CHAPTER XLII

  • He leaned his arms on the bridge-rail, rested his head on his arms for a full minute, then groaned:

    CHAPTER XXXII

  • He turned the horse towards the bridge-rail and craned his neck over the water; indeed, his slim figure and peaked jockey cap made him look uncommonly like a crane.

    Selected Polish Tales

  • Although his lofty post was constantly deluged by clouds of icy spray, and the weather side of the bridge-rail canvas was inches deep in sleet, he braved the elements through watch and watch, snatching a hasty meal of cocoa (which was cold by the time it reached him) and biscuits under the lee of the chart-house.

    The Submarine Hunters A Story of the Naval Patrol Work in the Great War

  • One was to leap over the bridge-rail and down at the man who shot at him; the other was to retreat.

    Chapter 42

  • He leaned his arms on the bridge-rail, rested his head on his arms for a full minute, then groaned:

    Chapter 32

  • He went over the bridge-rail side-wise, caught the running gear up-and-down the mizzen-mast, and landed lightly on his feet on top of Number Three hatch.

    Chapter 42

  • In fact, even now one of the brutes was leaping to seize the bridge-rail and draw himself up to the Russian's side.

    The Beasts of Tarzan

  • In fact, even now one of the brutes was leaping to seize the bridge-rail and draw himself up to the Russian's side.

    Beasts of Tarzan

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