railing


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rail·ing

 (rā′lĭng)
n.
1.
a. A structure made of a rail, often connecting a series of upright members, that is used as a guard or barrier or for support, as on a balcony or next to a staircase.
b. The rail of such a structure.
2. Rails considered as a group.

railing

(ˈreɪlɪŋ)
n
1. (Building) (often plural) a fence, balustrade, or barrier that consists of rails supported by posts
2. rails collectively or material for making rails

rail•ing

(ˈreɪ lɪŋ)

n.
1. a fencelike barrier composed of one or more horizontal rails supported by widely spaced uprights; balustrade.
2. a banister.
3. rails collectively.
[1400–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.railing - a barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supportsrailing - a barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports
balusters, balustrade, banister, handrail, bannister - a railing at the side of a staircase or balcony to prevent people from falling
bar - (law) a railing that encloses the part of the courtroom where the judges and lawyers sit and the case is tried; "spectators were not allowed past the bar"
barrier - a structure or object that impedes free movement
fife rail - the railing surrounding the mast of a sailing vessel
ledger board - top rail of a fence or balustrade
guardrail, safety rail - a railing placed alongside a stairway or road for safety
taffrail - the railing around the stern of a ship
2.railing - material for making rails or rails collectively
material - things needed for doing or making something; "writing materials"; "useful teaching materials"

railing

noun fence, rails, barrier, paling, balustrade the iron railings of the convent grounds

railing

noun
Translations
درابْزين
hrazení
indhegningrækværk
grindverk

railing

[ˈreɪlɪŋ] Nbaranda f, barandilla f, pasamanos m inv
railingsverja fsing, enrejado msing

railing

[ˈreɪlɪŋ] n [bridge, balcony] → balustrade f

railing

n (= rail)Geländer nt; (Naut) → Reling f; (= fence: also railings) → Zaun m

railing

[ˈreɪlɪŋ] n (also railings) → ringhiera, inferriata

rail

(reil) noun
1. a (usually horizontal) bar of metal, wood etc used in fences etc, or for hanging things on. Don't lean over the rail; a curtain-rail; a towel-rail.
2. (usually in plural) a long bar of steel which forms the track on which trains etc run.
verb
(usually with in or off) to surround with a rail or rails. We'll rail that bit of ground off to stop people walking on it.
ˈrailing noun
(usually in plural) a fence or barrier of (usually vertical) metal or wooden bars. They've put railings up all round the park.
ˈrailroad noun
(American) a railway.
ˈrailway , (American) ˈrailroad noun
1. a track with (usually more than one set of) two (or sometimes three) parallel steel rails on which trains run. They're building a new railway; (also adjective) a railway station.
2. (sometimes in plural) the whole organization which is concerned with the running of trains, the building of tracks etc. He has a job on the railway; The railways are very badly run in some countries.
by rail
by or on the railway. goods sent by rail.
References in classic literature ?
The first man in the line was already at the railing, and the questions put to him by the judge were being repeated to him by the other assistant district attorney and a court attendant.
He grasped the railing with one hand and gazed upward with straining eyes.
He was a sharp satirist, but with more railing and scoffery than became a poet-laureate,"* said one.