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headrail

[hed-reyl] /ˈhɛdˌreɪl/
noun
1.
a railing on a sailing vessel, extending forward from abaft the bow to the back of the figurehead.
2.
Also called headbox. a narrow, boxlike case extending across the top of a window blind and covering the mechanical devices by which the blind operates.
Origin of headrail
1815-1825
First recorded in 1815-25; head + rail1
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British Dictionary definitions for headrail

headrail

/ˈhɛdˌreɪl/
noun
1.
(billiards, snooker) the end of the table from which play is started, nearest the baulkline
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