handrail handrail  /ˈhænd ˌreɪl/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a railing at the side of a staircase or balcony to prevent people from falling

Usage(s):

  1. There is no handrail, forcing us to move carefully.
  2. King walked ahead of Kyles to look over the handrail outside, down on a bustling scene in the parking lot.
  3. The building code requires two steps, not one, and a handrail as well, her lawyer claims.

News

  1. Roadwork this week: July 8-14

    The following state roads will be under construction this week in St. Johns County: Downtown St. Augustine: Daytime sidewalk closure over the Bridge of Lions while crews work on handrail. Also, nighttime lane closures from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
    on July 8, 2013     Source: The St. Augustine Record

  2. Jury faults senior residence for death

    A mistake of inches--a handrail not quite long enough--cost an elderly woman her life at a senior living community, an Albuquerque jury has decided.
    on July 7, 2013     Source: KRQE & KASA FOX 2 Albuquerque

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Quotes

  1. "We showed that you can push that technology even further," said John Grunsfeld. "That people can creatively solve problems in real time, as was more than aptly demonstrated by Mike Massimino pulling that handrail off, that was something that...
    on May 20, 2009 By: John Grunsfeld Source: Voice of America

  2. "People get on, they touch the bar or the handrail, they touch their noses, they can get sick," Cullen said.
    on Jun 8, 2009 By: Alex Cullen Source: Ottawa Citizen

  3. "If you watch a skateboard video, the kids who film their buddies doing tricks can film it better than actual big movie directors," Mr. Margera said. "Steven Spielberg wouldn't know how to make a lipslide down a 20-stair handrail look bigger...
    on Dec 15, 2007 By: Bam Margera Source: New York Times

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