Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A narrow railing that is grasped with the hand for support, as on a staircase.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A rail or railing resting on balusters or uprights, or otherwise supported and fixed, serving as a guard and support on the edge of a stair, a gallery, a platform, etc.; a rail to hold by.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a rail{1} at the side of staircase or balcony to prevent people from falling; -- shaped so as to be conveniently gripped with the hand.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A rail which can be held, such as on the side of a staircase, ramp or other walkway, and serving as a support or guard.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a railing at the side of a staircase or balcony to prevent people from falling

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

hand +‎ rail.

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