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  1. a railing on a sailing vessel, extending forward from abaft the bow to the back of the figurehead.
  2. Also called headbox. a narrow, boxlike case extending across the top of a window blind and covering the mechanical devices by which the blind operates.

Origin of headrail

First recorded in 1815–25; head + rail1
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Related Words for headrail

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British Dictionary definitions for headrail


  1. billiards snooker the end of the table from which play is started, nearest the baulkline
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