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

Nearby words

  1. bedpost,
  2. bedquilt,
  3. bedrabble,
  4. bedraggle,
  5. bedraggled,
  6. bedrid,
  7. bedridden,
  8. bedrock,
  9. bedroll,
  10. bedroom

Origin of bedrail Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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



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