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newel post

noun
1.
a post supporting one end of a handrail at the top or bottom of a flight of stairs.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800
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Examples 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

noun
1.
the post at the top or bottom of a flight of stairs that supports the handrail Sometimes shortened to newel
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