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(Architecture) the post at the top or bottom of a flight of stairs that supports the handrail. Sometimes shortened to: newel
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a post supporting one end of a handrail at the top or bottom of a flight of stairs.
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|Noun||1.||newel post - 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"
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