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newel

División en sílabas: new·el
Pronunciación: /ˈn(y)o͞owəl
 
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Definición de newel en inglés:

sustantivo

1The central supporting pillar of a spiral or winding staircase.
Example sentences
  • The stairways were built upon spiral vaults, winding round a central newel.
  • On older staircases the newel may be held in place with dowels.
1.1 (also newel post) A post at the head or foot of a flight of stairs, supporting a handrail.
Example sentences
  • The spent cartridge cases were found lying fairly close together, and the nearest of them appears from the scale plans placed before the jury to have been lying a little less than 4 metres from the newel post at the foot of the stairs.
  • Since most fighters were right-handed, the stairways were built in such a way that if you were trying to get up the stairs, the newel post is on your right-hand side.
  • On top of the newel post, use a wooden fitting called a starting easement, which caps off the post and provides a transition to the handrail.

Origen

late Middle English: from Old French nouel 'knob', from medieval Latin nodellus, diminutive of Latin nodus 'knot'.

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