- the altar rail where communion is received by the congregation.
Origin of communion rail
First recorded in 1840–50
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for communion rail
Some in their coffins, others on stretchers, they were laid in front of the communion-rail.
Three times the company passed round the church before entering it, and then they trooped up toward the communion-rail.