A handrail is a long piece of metal or wood which is fixed near stairs or places where people could slip and fall, and which people can hold on to for support.

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  • handrail — hand rail n. a rail[1] at the side of staircase or balcony to prevent people from falling; shaped so as to be conveniently gripped with the hand; as, please hold onto the handrail when crossing the walkway. Syn: bannister, banister, balustrade,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • handrail — [hand′rāl΄] n. a rail serving as a guard or support to be held by the hand, as along a staircase or ramp …   English World dictionary

  • Handrail — Handrails are railings used on stairways and escalators. [cite web|url=http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/handrail|title=Dictionary.com|accessdate=2007 06 26] They are designed to be grasped by the hand while ascending or descending the… …   Wikipedia

  • Handrail — Lipslide am Handrail Der englische Begriff Handrail (im Deutschen: Handlauf) wird im Deutschen von Skateboardern und Aggressive Skatern im Streetskating verwendet. Sie sliden und Grinden am Rail (Stange) und überwinden so eine Treppe. Dabei wird… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • handrail — n. 1) to grasp a handrail 2) to hold on to a handrail * * * [ hændreɪl] to grasp a handrail to hold on to a handrail …   Combinatory dictionary

  • handrail — UK [ˈhændˌreɪl] / US noun [countable] Word forms handrail : singular handrail plural handrails a long bar that you can hold on to for support, for example at the side of stairs …   English dictionary

  • handrail — noun Date: 1725 a narrow rail for grasping with the hand as a support …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • handrail — /hand rayl /, n. a rail serving as a support or guard at the side of a stairway, platform, etc. [1785 95; HAND + RAIL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • handrail — noun A rail which can be held, such as on the side of a staircase, ramp or other walkway, and serving as a support or guard …   Wiktionary

  • Handrail — Поручень; Ограждение …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии