chair rail

plural chair rails

Definition of chair rail

: a molding on a wall around a room to protect the wall from being damaged by the backs of chairs … had removed the chair rail, thereby eliminating the dado effect …— Elizabeth Lambert

First Known Use of chair rail

1814, in the meaning defined above

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“Chair rail.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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