check rail

or check·rail


noun

(in a window sash) a meeting rail, especially one closing against the corresponding rail with a diagonal or rabbeted overlap.

Nearby words

  1. check off,
  2. check on,
  3. check out,
  4. check over,
  5. check protector,
  6. check up,
  7. check valve,
  8. check-in,
  9. check-over,
  10. checkable

Compare plain rail.

Origin of check rail

First recorded in 1875–80

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British Dictionary definitions for checkrail

checkrail

noun

British another word for guardrail (def. 2)
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