1.1 (also newel post) A post at the head or foot of a flight of stairs, supporting a handrail.
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- 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.
Definition of newel in:
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