railing

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noun rail·ing \ ˈrā-liŋ \

Definition of railing

1 :a barrier consisting of a rail and supports
2 :rails; also :material for making rails

Examples of railing in a Sentence

  1. He leaned on the deck's railing and watched the sun set.

  2. they had to put a childproof railing on the balcony when the baby started walking

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First Known Use of railing

15th century

railing Synonyms

Synonyms
balustrade, banister (also bannister), guardrail, rail
Related Words
handrail; taffrail; fender

RAILING Defined for English Language Learners

railing

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Definition of railing for English Language Learners

  • : a barrier that is made of rails supported by posts


RAILING Defined for Kids

railing

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noun rail·ing \ ˈrā-liŋ \

Definition of railing for Students

1 :a barrier (as a fence) made up of vertical bars and their supports
2 :material for making rails


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