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. 2019

Examples from the Web for bedrail

Historical Examples of 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.


    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



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