handrail

noun hand·rail \ ˈhan(d)-ˌrāl \
Updated on: 20 Nov 2017

Definition of handrail

: a narrow rail for grasping with the hand as a support

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First Known Use of handrail

1675


HANDRAIL Defined for English Language Learners

handrail

noun

Definition of handrail for English Language Learners

  • : a narrow bar placed on the side of a walkway or a flight of stairs that you can hold as you walk


HANDRAIL Defined for Kids

handrail

noun hand·rail \ ˈhand-ˌrāl \

Definition of handrail for Students

: a rail to be grasped by the hand for support


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