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railingnoun [C usually plural]

uk   /ˈreɪ.lɪŋ/  us   /ˈreɪ.lɪŋ/
a ​verticalpost, usually ​metal or ​wooden, that is used together with other such ​posts to ​form a ​fence: Tourists ​pressedtheirfaces against the ​palace railings.
US the ​row of ​posts at the ​side of ​stairs and the ​wooden or ​metalbar on ​top of them: staircase railings
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railingnoun [C]

 us   /ˈreɪ·lɪŋ/
a ​type of ​fence made of one of more usually ​metal or ​woodenbarsattached to ​posts, often along the ​edge of a ​path or at the ​side of ​stairs for ​safety and to ​providesupport: The ​iron railing at the ​edge of the ​boardwalk was some six ​feet above the ​beach.
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