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bedrail

[bed-reyl]
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noun
  1. a board at the side of a bed connecting the footboard and headboard.
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Origin of bedrail

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Examples from the Web for bedrail

Historical Examples

  • Hesitating, May clung to the bedrail; but she slipped at last into the sheet.

    The Narrow House

    Evelyn Scott

  • But as she paused again her emotion became overwhelming, and she clutched feebly at the bedrail.

    Coquette

    Frank Swinnerton

  • The cigarette end dropped, the thin pyjama'd figure writhed up and stood clutching at the bedrail.

    Five Tales

    John Galsworthy

  • But all the evening he was buried in his own silence, and I suppose he was looking at the vision on the bedrail.


British Dictionary definitions for bedrail

bedrail

noun
  1. a rail or board along the side of a bed that connects the headboard with the footboard
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