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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.]
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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]
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new•el(ˈnu əl, ˈnyu-)
1. newel post.
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]
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newel- The main post at the bottom of a banister or stairway.
See also related terms for stairway.
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|Noun||1.||newel - 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|
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słupek balustrady schodowej
newel[ˈnjuːəl] newel post [ˌnjuːəlˈpəʊst] N → poste m (de una escalera)
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