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handrail

[hand-reyl] /ˈhændˌreɪl/
noun
1.
a rail serving as a support or guard at the side of a stairway, platform, etc.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; hand + rail1
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handrail

/ˈhændˌreɪl/
noun
1.
a rail alongside a stairway, etc, at a convenient height to be grasped to provide support
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