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

  • n. The top railing of a fence or balustrade.
  • n. A narrow horizontal board attached to a row of studs to support the ends of floor or ceiling joists. Also called ribbon.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. this sense?) Any of a series of horizontal boards, joined by vertical supports, but especially the topmost rail of a fence or balustrade

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

  • n. top rail of a fence or balustrade


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