altar rail



the rail in front of an altar, separating the sanctuary from those parts of the church that are in front of it.

Nearby words

  1. altar call,
  2. altar card,
  3. altar cloth,
  4. altar girl,
  5. altar of repose,
  6. altar server,
  7. altar stone,
  8. altarage,
  9. altarpiece,
  10. altay

Origin of altar rail

First recorded in 1855–60 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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