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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.
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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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