What do a.m. and p.m. stand for?

newel post

a post supporting one end of a handrail at the top or bottom of a flight of stairs.
Origin of newel post
1790-1800 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for newel post
  • The exception allows the newel post to be a continuation of the handrail system.
  • The staircase which winds up before the chimney in the entry has its original newel post and turned oaken balusters.
  • The staircase and newel post are walnut, constructed off-site.
  • Handrails shall be permitted to be interrupted by a newel post at a turn.
  • The ends of the handrail shall be returned into a wall or shall terminate in newel post or safety terminals.
  • The stair has a square newel post, square balusters, and a molded handrail.
  • Each has a substantial turned newel post and two turned balusters per tread.
  • There are two turned balusters per tread with turned newel post at the main floors and each intermediate landing.
  • The open-string staircase is composed of a heavy turned newel post, square balusters, and plain brackets and spandrels.
  • Handrail ends shall be returned to the wall or terminated at a newel post and be protected with paint or varnish.
British Dictionary definitions for newel post

newel post

the post at the top or bottom of a flight of stairs that supports the handrail Sometimes shortened to newel
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for newel post

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for newel

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for newel post