rub rail

noun

Definition of rub rail

: a metal rail to protect against rubbing: such as
a : a projecting steel or aluminum strip that protects a truck or bus body against damage by gliding contact
b : a brass rail on a boat to take wear of the lines

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First Known Use of rub rail

1939, in the meaning defined above

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“Rub rail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rub%20rail. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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