AskDefine | Define railing

Dictionary Definition

railing

Noun

1 a barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports [syn: rail]
2 material for making rails or rails collectively

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. A fence or barrier consisting of one or more horizontal rails and vertical supports.
    During the war, everyone's railings were taken away to make bombers.

Derived terms

  • hand railing is in place to provide guidance on stairs or in corridors.
  • guard railing is in place to prevent accidental falls from an elevated area.

Usage notes

British use is normally the plural.

Translations

fence or barrier

Verb

railing
  1. present participle of rail

Extensive Definition

Railing may refer to:
  • Guard rail, a system to keep people or vehicles from straying into dangerous areas
  • Insufflation, a method of drug delivery also called "railing"

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