Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of dado rail in English:
A decorative waist-high moulding round the wall of a room, which also protects the wall from damage.
- The front door opens into a high-ceilinged hall with polished wooden floors, a dado rail and decorative ceiling cornicing.
- Period features in the hallway include a dado rail, elaborate ceiling cornicing and a centre rose.
- The large entrance hallway includes original decorative plasterwork with ceiling cornicing and coving, a dado rail and a set of original wall friezes.
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