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new·el

 (no͞o′əl, nyo͞o′-)
n.
1. A vertical support at the center of a circular staircase.
2. A post that supports a handrail at the bottom or at the landing of a staircase.

[Middle English nouel, niewel, from Old French noiel, from Vulgar Latin *nōdellus, little knot, diminutive of Latin nōdulus, diminutive of nōdus, knot; see node.]

newel

or

newell

n
1. (Architecture) the central pillar of a winding staircase, esp one that is made of stone
2. (Architecture) short for newel post
[C14: from Old French nouel knob, from Medieval Latin nōdellus, diminutive of nōdus node]

new•el

(ˈnu əl, ˈnyu-)

n.
2. a central pillar or upright from which the steps of a winding stair radiate.
[1325–75; earlier nuel, Middle English nowel < Middle French no(u)el kernel, newel < Late Latin *nucāle, n. use of neuter of nucālis of a nut, nutlike, derivative of Latin nuc- (s. of nux) nut]

newel

- The main post at the bottom of a banister or stairway.
See also related terms for stairway.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.newel - the post at the top or bottom of a flight of stairsnewel - the post at the top or bottom of a flight of stairs; it supports the handrail
post - an upright consisting of a piece of timber or metal fixed firmly in an upright position; "he set a row of posts in the ground and strung barbwire between them"
2.newel - the central pillar of a circular staircase
pillar, column - (architecture) a tall vertical cylindrical structure standing upright and used to support a structure
Translations
keskipilari
słupek balustrady schodowej

newel

[ˈnjuːəl] newel post [ˌnjuːəlˈpəʊst] Nposte m (de una escalera)

newel

n (of spiral staircase)Spindel f; (supporting banister) → Pfosten m
References in classic literature ?
The stairs likewise to the upper rooms, let them be upon a fair open newel, and finely railed in, with images of wood, cast into a brass color; and a very fair landing-place at the top.
400 Trier - Sirzenich P + R - Neuhaus - Hohensonne - Newel Abzw.
There will also be a dance performance from Newcastle-based LoGiudice Dance and classical music from Garth Newel Piano Quartet.
A number of the rooms still have their character fireplaces and the period staircase, although a death trap, can boast original spindles, newel post, banister and wood paneling.
My best Sunday coat, hung on the newel post of the staircase, was slashed by jagged tears - shrapnel.
The intricate detail of the stair newel post has been preserved but been brought right up-to-date by painting it in a contemporary charcoal colour.
The cyclists competing in the challenge are: Andrew Owen, Steve Thomas, Jason Price, Marc Hughes, Tomos Thomas, Andrew Hughes, Arwel Llechid Owen, Dave McKiernan ,Wil Jones, Gwynne Hughes, Huw Thomas-Cemlyn Jones, Toni Antoniasi and wingman Geraint, Jonathon Newel, Aled Edwards, Tom Jones and Jonty Gordon.
Featured performers include the Mighty Diamonds, Kabaka Pyramid with the Bebble Rockers, Nattali Rize and Notis, the B-Side Players, Newel Briggs and De Solutions Band.
Marcus & Mlllichap has arranged the sale of the Newel Building in Midtown.
EXCELLENT, NEWEL Y REMODELED & MANAGEABLE OFFICE DELI, LOCATED IN A VERY BUSY AREA.
The newels, which are crucial to this project, were designed as tapered olive cross sections with sharpened edges to heighten the elegance of the finial-newel combination, Ng says.