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handrail

[ hand-reyl ]
/ ˈhændˌreɪl /
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noun

a rail serving as a support or guard at the side of a stairway, platform, etc.

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Origin of handrail

First recorded in 1785–95; hand + rail1
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British Dictionary definitions for handrail

handrail
/ (ˈhændˌreɪl) /

noun

a rail alongside a stairway, etc, at a convenient height to be grasped to provide support
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