Definition of Handrail

1. Noun. A railing at the side of a staircase or balcony to prevent people from falling.

Exact synonyms: Balusters, Balustrade, Banister, Bannister
Group relationships: Balcony
Terms within: Baluster, Rail, Railing
Generic synonyms: Barrier



Definition of Handrail

1. Noun. A rail which can be held, such as on the side of a staircase, ramp or other walkway, and serving as a support or guard. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Handrail

1. a railing used for support [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Handrail

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handrail (current term)
handrails
handraised
handrest
handroll
hands
hands-down
hands-free
hands-off
hands-on
hands down
hands in
hands off
hands out
hands over

Literary usage of Handrail

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Cyclopædia of Wit and Humor by Wayne E. Burton (1868)
"... turned and fan down stairs—the last " flight " of stairs being, with the aid of the handrail, but one leap. The street door! No, we could not open it. ..."

2. Advanced Building Construction: A Manual for Students by Henry Fidler (1892)
"core" and it is screwed down upon the heads of the balusters, and up to the under side of the handrail, as shown in the figure, which represents a piece of ..."

3. Architectural Iron and Steel, and Its Application in the Construction of by William Harvey Birkmire (1892)
"Brackets for Stair handrail.—These brackets are used on landings, corridors, and wall side of stairway, for the hand rail to rest in, ..."

4. Architectural Iron and Steel, and Its Application in the Construction of by William Harvey Birkmire (1891)
"Brackets for Stair handrail.—These brackets arc used on landings, corridors, and wall side of stairway, for the hand rail to rest in, ..."

5. Modern Carpentry and Joinery by Frederick Thomas Hodgson (1906)
"These joints in a modern door would be secured either with a hammer-headed key or handrail bolts. Fig. 160. Pig. 160 shows the elevation of a superior ..."

6. Notes on Building Construction: Arranged to Meet the Requirements of the by Henry Fidler, Great Britain Dept. of Science and Art (1891)
"The height of the handrail should not be uniform throughout, ... The handrail should be higher on the landing, where the person using it is erect, ..."

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