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newel post

n
(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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new′el post`


n.
a post supporting one end of a handrail at the top or bottom of a flight of stairs.
[1790–1800]
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Noun1.newel post - the post at the top or bottom of a flight of stairsnewel 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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The intricate detailing on the spindles and newel post of the staircase illustrates the attention to detail found throughout the home.
The front entrance opens to a palatial reception hall, with attractive flooring and an elegant staircase featuring polished spindles, handrail and Newel post, rising to the first floor accommodation.
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."
A river of white agapanthus, hydrangeas, garden roses, and Jackson vine flowed down the entire length of the curving staircase, terminating in a large embankment of roses surrounding the newel post. Ropes of asparagus swags with roses connected the home's crystal Georgian chandeliers to their opulent ceiling medallions.
The newel post holds a modern answer to the old Quaker mortgage button.
Tools and materials : Chop saw, 18v drill driver, hammer 22mm spade bit 3mm counter sink drill bit Tape measure & pencil Hand rails, spindles and newel post kit (will include spacers) Glue, panel pins, 60mm screws PREP: Start by removing the old spindles.
I rested one hand on the railing and the other on the newel post. "Right here," I told them and was glad they couldn't see my smile.
From it, the grand central oak staircase winds up the centre of the house, each newel post carved with an individual design.
2 Cut the notch from the bottom of newel post so it will be flush with the decking joist it is to be fixed to.
The class went on to define "ball" in various ways, for instance, as the ball of the foot, a newel post ball, and the action of being "balled up." This process led to exploring the other sentences in the same way.