hand rail

handrail

[hand-reyl]
noun
a rail serving as a support or guard at the side of a stairway, platform, etc.

Origin:
1785–95; hand + rail1

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handrail (ˈhændˌreɪl)
 
n
a rail alongside a stairway, etc, at a convenient height to be grasped to provide support

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