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A narrow railing that is grasped with the hand for support, as on a staircase.
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(Architecture) a rail alongside a stairway, etc, at a convenient height to be grasped to provide support
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a rail serving as a support or guard at the side of a stairway, platform, etc.
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|Noun||1.||handrail - a railing at the side of a staircase or balcony to prevent people from falling|
balcony - a platform projecting from the wall of a building and surrounded by a balustrade or railing or parapet
baluster - one of a number of closely spaced supports for a railing
barrier - a structure or object that impedes free movement
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Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
handrail[ˈhændreɪl] n [staircase] → rampe f, main f courante; (on boat) → bastingage mhand-rear [ˌhændˈrɪər] vt [+ animal, bird] → élever au biberonhand-reared [ˌhændˈrɪərd] adj → élevé(e) au biberon
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
handrail[ˈhændˌreɪl] n (on staircase) → corrimano
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995