lock rail

  1. the rail of a door that meets the shutting stile at the level of the lock.

Origin of lock rail

First recorded in 1815–25

Words Nearby lock rail

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How to use lock rail in a sentence

  • Some workers cut the wedges from the pieces left out of the haunching of the lock rail, or the bottom rail.

    Woodwork Joints | William Fairham
  • The panel arrangement consisted of three pairs of nearly square panels above the lock rail and one pair twice as high below.