Meaning of newel


Pronunciation: (n'ul, ny'-), [key]
— n.
  1. See
  2. a central pillar or upright from which the steps of a winding stair radiate.
  3. (on an escalator) the horizontal section of railing at the upper or lower end.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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