newel post

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noun

a post supporting one end of a handrail at the top or bottom of a flight of stairs.

Nearby words

  1. newcombe,
  2. newcomen,
  3. newcomen, thomas,
  4. newcomer,
  5. newel,
  6. newf,
  7. newf.,
  8. newfangled,
  9. newfie,
  10. newfound

Origin of newel post

First recorded in 1790–1800

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newel post

noun

the post at the top or bottom of a flight of stairs that supports the handrailSometimes shortened to: newel
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