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noun as in balustrade

Strong matches

noun as in banister

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However, he’s grown fond of Hokkaido, where storms regularly bury handrails, powder boards are standard issue, and bails don’t typically beget bruises and broken bones.

When the riser is folded, it can be used as a walking treadmill with a max speed of about 3 MPH, but when the handrail is raised, the max speed is about 8 MPH.

Her photos are subdued not just in color, but also in mood, showing fragments of government structures up close — an anonymous window, a column’s base, a bucolic vent, a fossil-like handrail — with an enchanting, surprising quietude.

The rust on a handrail, scuff marks on glass, dents on a door — they have an intentionality — as if they were made by hand.

Because PVA doesn’t degrade too quickly, it has the potential to work on surfaces that need to stay ice-free, such as roads, sidewalks, and handrails.

Normally of good balance, I found myself reaching for the handrail, unable to clasp it for the refreshments in my hands.

Every handrail, elevator button, and door handle becomes a pathway for spreading disease.

In this particular epidemic, we learn that touching, sharing a glass, or grabbing a subway handrail may prove fatal.

The ramp is wobbly, and Clarkson grasps the handrail to steady herself and laughs.

Then she closed the door as quietly as possible, and clutching the handrail began to grope her way downstairs.

When Mr. Merry led the girl out they had to cling for a time to each other and to the handrail that led down toward the landing.

It consists of three ropes upon one of which you walk, while the other two form a handrail upon either side.

I was hanging on to the handrail when a man came tumbling down in haste.

On each side of the river was a stony beach, and a rickety bridge, with a single handrail, connected the banks of the stream.


On this page you'll find 8 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to handrail, such as: post, and rail.

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