[ bed-reyl ]

  1. a board at the side of a bed connecting the footboard and headboard.

Origin of bedrail


Words Nearby bedrail Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use bedrail in a sentence

  • Mr. Wicks has ceased to read those magazines his sister sends him; he now stares all day at his white bedrail.

    A Diary Without Dates | Enid Bagnold
  • The cigarette end dropped, the thin pyjama'd figure writhed up and stood clutching at the bedrail.

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

    A Diary Without Dates | Enid Bagnold

British Dictionary definitions for bedrail


/ (ˈbɛdˌreɪl) /

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

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