Know Your Next Word : newel

24. newel :

noun :

1. A center column that supports the steps of a spiral staircase

2. A post supporting the handrail of a staircase

Usage :

  • Midway through the stair project he appeared with a solid pine stair newel, stripped and sanded.(Mary Meier - A Millworker's House Remade - The Boston Globe - Feb 24 - 2000.)

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