(in a window sash) a meeting rail, especially one closing against the corresponding rail with a diagonal or rabbeted overlap.
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Compare plain rail.
Origin of check rail
First recorded in 1875–80
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British Dictionary definitions for check rail
/ (ˈtʃɛkˌreɪl) /
British another word for guardrail (def. 2)
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