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

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

  • noun (Arch.) 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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