rails 1 of 2

plural of rail
as in railings
a protective barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and its supports the stairs are icy, so hold onto the rail

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as in roads
a roadway overlaid with parallel steel rails over which trains travel an abandoned stretch of rail that was overgrown with brush

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present tense third-person singular of rail

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“Rails.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/rails. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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