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Another word for rail

  1. A polelike structure

      1. A protective railing, as on a staircase or along a highway.
      1. A narrow railing that is grasped with the hand for support, as on a staircase.
      1. A period of inactivity, relaxation, or sleep:
      2. Sleep or the refreshment resulting from inactivity or sleep:
      3. The repose of death:
      1. One of a row of upright pointed sticks forming a fence; a pale.
      2. Pointed sticks used in making fences; pales.
      3. A fence made of pales or pickets.
      1. A handrail, especially on a staircase.
      2. Such a handrail together with its supporting structures.
      3. One of the vertical supports of a handrail; a baluster.
      1. A rail and the row of balusters or posts that support it, as along the front of a gallery.
      1. Material, such as boards or shingles, used for surfacing the outside walls of a frame building.
      2. A short section of railroad track connected by switches with a main track.
      1. A fence of split logs secured to stakes or laid across each other at an angle.
      1. A pointed stake often driven into the ground to support a fence, secure a tent, tether animals, mark points in surveying, or, when pointed at the top, serve as a defense.
      2. A detachment of one or more troops, ships, or aircraft held in readiness or advanced to warn of an enemy's approach:
      3. A person or group of persons stationed outside a place of employment, usually during a strike, to express grievance or protest and discourage entry by nonstriking employees or customers.
      1. A material formation or structure, such as a mountain range or wall, that prevents passage or access.
      2. Something immaterial that obstructs or impedes:
      3. A membrane, tissue, or mechanism that blocks the passage of certain substances.
      1. A structure made of a rail, often connecting a series of upright members, that is used as a guard or barrier or for support, as on a balcony or next to a staircase.
      2. The rail of such a structure.
      3. Rails considered as a group.
      1. A long piece of wood or other material set upright into the ground to serve as a marker or support.
      2. A support for a beam in the framework of a building.
      3. A terminal of a battery.
      1. A relatively long, straight, rigid piece of solid material used as a fastener, support, barrier, or structural or mechanical member.
      2. A solid oblong block of a substance or combination of ingredients, such as soap or candy.
      3. Any of various flat baked confections that are typically dense and harder than cakes and served cut into rectangular pieces.
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  2. A track; often plural