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railing

[ rey-ling ]
/ ˈreɪ lɪŋ /
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noun

a fencelike barrier composed of one or more horizontal rails supported by widely spaced uprights; balustrade.
rails collectively.

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Origin of railing

First recorded in 1350–1400; rail1 + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for railing

railing
/ (ˈreɪlɪŋ) /

noun

(often plural) a fence, balustrade, or barrier that consists of rails supported by posts
rails collectively or material for making rails
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