[ bed-reyl ]
/ ˈbɛdˌreɪl /


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

Origin of bedrail Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for bedrail

  • 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.

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

    Five Tales|John Galsworthy

British Dictionary definitions for bedrail

/ (ˈbɛdˌreɪl) /


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