Definition of handrail
: a narrow rail for grasping with the hand as a support
Recent Examples of handrail from the Web
Archaeologists discovered a trove of other artifacts at the site, including two tables, black-and-white mosaic tiles, a wooden railing or handrail, frescoed wall fragments and decorated brickwork.
There they and a group of student volunteers used synthetic swabs to wipe handrails, ticket kiosks and floors to collect samples of bacteria.
This seems like common sense, but always pause for a very brief moment before going down the stairs, and use the handrail.
On impact Velez's motorcycle veered toward the northwest corner of the intersection, mounted the curb and struck a traffic signal box, a wooden light pole and a metal handrail, investigators said.
The older man tripped but was able to grab onto the handrail and rode the escalator back down unharmed.
In ballet training, the barre is the horizontal handrail dancers grip while perfecting their technique.
Step 1: Dust Dust each room, including the topsides of all the furniture, undersides of shelves, and all handrails, as well as picture frames, TV screens and knickknacks.
ESSRS was an inflatable pole meant to serve as a handrail for astronauts spacewalking between two spacecraft.
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First Known Use of handrail
HANDRAIL Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of handrail for Students
: a rail to be grasped by the hand for support
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