head rail

headrail

[hed-reyl]
noun
1.
a railing on a sailing vessel, extending forward from abaft the bow to the back of the figurehead.
2.
Also called headbox. a narrow, boxlike case extending across the top of a window blind and covering the mechanical devices by which the blind operates.

Origin:
1815–25; head + rail1

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headrail (ˈhɛdˌreɪl)
 
n
billiards, snooker the end of the table from which play is started, nearest the baulkline

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