newel-post

newel post

noun
a post supporting one end of a handrail at the top or bottom of a flight of stairs.

Origin:
1790–1800

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newel post
 
n
Sometimes shortened to: newel the post at the top or bottom of a flight of stairs that supports the handrail

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