noun Date: 15th century 1. a barrier consisting of a rail and supports 2. rails; also material for making rails

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  • railing — ► NOUN ▪ a fence or barrier made of rails …   English terms dictionary

  • railing — [rā′liŋ] n. 1. materials for rails 2. rails collectively 3. a fence or balustrade made of rails and posts …   English World dictionary

  • Railing — Rail Rail, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Railed} (r[=a]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Railing}.] 1. To inclose with rails or a railing. [1913 Webster] It ought to be fenced in and railed. Ayliffe. [1913 Webster] 2. To range in a line. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] They… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • railing — [[t]re͟ɪlɪŋ[/t]] railings 1) N COUNT A fence made from metal bars is called a railing or railings. He walked out on to the balcony where he rested his arms on the railing. ...the iron railings of the convent grounds. 2) → See also rail …   English dictionary

  • railing — UK [ˈreɪlɪŋ] / US noun [countable] Word forms railing : singular railing plural railings a) a fence made of narrow posts supporting an upper bar b) the upper bar of a fence …   English dictionary

  • railing — noun Railing is used after these nouns: ↑metal …   Collocations dictionary

  • railing — noun hold on to the railing Syn: fence, fencing, rail(s), paling, palisade, balustrade, banister …   Thesaurus of popular words

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