a rail serving as a support or guard at the side of a stairway, platform, etc.
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How to use handrail in a sentence
However, he’s grown fond of Hokkaido, where storms regularly bury handrails, powder boards are standard issue, and bails don’t typically beget bruises and broken bones.
When the riser is folded, it can be used as a walking treadmill with a max speed of about 3 MPH, but when the handrail is raised, the max speed is about 8 MPH.The best treadmills for walking and running all year round | Chelsea Frank | October 13, 2021 | Popular-Science
Her photos are subdued not just in color, but also in mood, showing fragments of government structures up close — an anonymous window, a column’s base, a bucolic vent, a fossil-like handrail — with an enchanting, surprising quietude.D.C. is a city of grand monuments and federal buildings. These photos capture the often unseen poetic details. | Kelsey Ables | July 30, 2021 | Washington Post
The rust on a handrail, scuff marks on glass, dents on a door — they have an intentionality — as if they were made by hand.D.C. is a city of grand monuments and federal buildings. These photos capture the often unseen poetic details. | Kelsey Ables | July 30, 2021 | Washington Post
Because PVA doesn’t degrade too quickly, it has the potential to work on surfaces that need to stay ice-free, such as roads, sidewalks, and handrails.Fish blood could hold the answer to safer de-icing solutions during snowstorms | By Monika Bleszynski/The Conversation | February 1, 2021 | Popular-Science
Normally of good balance, I found myself reaching for the handrail, unable to clasp it for the refreshments in my hands.
Every handrail, elevator button, and door handle becomes a pathway for spreading disease.Carnival Cruise Alum Jay Herring On What It’s Like Aboard the Triumph | Jay Herring | March 13, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
In this particular epidemic, we learn that touching, sharing a glass, or grabbing a subway handrail may prove fatal.
The ramp is wobbly, and Clarkson grasps the handrail to steady herself and laughs.
Then she closed the door as quietly as possible, and clutching the handrail began to grope her way downstairs.Dope | Sax Rohmer
When Mr. Merry led the girl out they had to cling for a time to each other and to the handrail that led down toward the landing.Where the Pavement Ends | John Russell
It consists of three ropes upon one of which you walk, while the other two form a handrail upon either side.The Romance of War Inventions | Thomas W. Corbin
I was hanging on to the handrail when a man came tumbling down in haste.Carette of Sark | John Oxenham
On each side of the river was a stony beach, and a rickety bridge, with a single handrail, connected the banks of the stream.Peter Cotterell's Treasure | Rupert Sargent Holland
British Dictionary definitions for handrail
a rail alongside a stairway, etc, at a convenient height to be grasped to provide support
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