Definitions for railingˈreɪ lɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

rail•ingˈreɪ lɪŋ(n.)

  1. a fencelike barrier composed of one or more horizontal rails supported by widely spaced uprights; balustrade.

    Category: Building Trades

  2. a banister.

    Category: Building Trades

  3. rails collectively.

    Category: Building Trades

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. railing, rail(noun)

    a barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports

  2. railing(noun)

    material for making rails or rails collectively

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. railing(noun)ˈreɪ lɪŋ

    a fence of vertical bars, or the horizontal bar on top of these

    the railing around the balcony


  1. railing(Noun)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Railing

    of Rail

  2. Railing(adj)

    expressing reproach; insulting

  3. Railing(noun)

    a barrier made of a rail or of rails

  4. Railing(noun)

    rails in general; also, material for making rails

Anagrams of railing

  1. lairing

Translations for railing

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(usually in plural) a fence or barrier of (usually vertical) metal or wooden bars

They've put railings up all round the park.

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