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meeting rail

noun
1.
(in a double-hung window) the rail of each sash that meets a rail of the other when the window is closed.
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  • Sometimes shutters are cut at the meeting rail, so that the upper or lower section may be opened as desired.

    Convenient Houses Louis Henry Gibson

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