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Noun: railing  rey-(u-)ling
  1. A barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports
    - rail
     
  2. Material for making rails or rails collectively
Verb: rail  reyl
  1. Complain bitterly
    - inveigh
     
  2. Enclose with rails
    "rail in the old graves";
    - rail in
     
  3. (architecture) provide with rails
    "The yard was railed"
     
  4. Separate with a railing
    "rail off the crowds from the Presidential palace";
    - rail off
     
  5. Convey (goods etc.) by rails
    "fresh fruit are railed from Italy to Belgium"
     
  6. Travel by rail or train
    "They railed from Rome to Venice";
    - train
     
  7. Lay with rails
    "hundreds of miles were railed out here"
     
  8. Fish with a handline over the rails of a boat
    "They are railing for fresh fish"
     
  9. Spread negative information about
    "The Nazi propaganda railed the Jews";
    - vilify, revile, vituperate
     
  10. Criticize severely
    "She railed against the bad social policies";
    - fulminate

Derived forms: railings

Type of: abuse, barrier, blackguard, clapperclaw [archaic], complain, confine, denounce, divide, enclose, fish, furnish, hold in, kick, kvetch [N. Amer], lay, material, moan, plain [archaic], provide, put down, quetch, render, repose, ride, separate, shout, sound off, supply, transport

Part of: balusters, balustrade, banister, bannister, handrail

Encyclopedia: Railing

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