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check rail

noun
1.
(in a window sash) a meeting rail, especially one closing against the corresponding rail with a diagonal or rabbeted overlap.
Also, checkrail.
Compare plain rail.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80
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British Dictionary definitions for checkrail

checkrail

/ˈtʃɛkˌreɪl/
noun
1.
(Brit) another word for guardrail (sense 2)
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