Meaning of “railing” in the English Dictionary

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"railing" in British English

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railingnoun [ C usually plural ]

uk /ˈreɪ.lɪŋ/ us /ˈreɪ.lɪŋ/

a vertical post, usually metal or wooden, that is used together with other such posts to form a fence:

Tourists pressed their faces against the palace railings.

US the row of posts at the side of stairs and the wooden or metal bar on top of them:

staircase railings
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(Definition of “railing” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"railing" in American English

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railingnoun [ C ]

us /ˈreɪ·lɪŋ/

a type of fence made of one of more usually metal or wooden bars attached to posts, often along the edge of a path or at the side of stairs for safety and to provide support:

The iron railing at the edge of the boardwalk was some six feet above the beach.

(Definition of “railing” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)