picture rail

picture rail
noun
rail fixed to a wall for hanging pictures
Hypernyms: ↑rail

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noun

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picture rod, picture rail or picture moulding noun
A rod or moulding on a wall from which pictures may be hung
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Main Entry:picture

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picture rail UK US noun [countable] [singular picture rail plural picture rails]
a long thin piece of wood fixed to a wall, that you hang pictures on
Thesaurus: walls of a building and relating to wallshyponym

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picture rail or picture rod,
= picture molding. (Cf.picture molding)

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ˈpicture rail [picture rail] noun
a narrow strip of wood attached to the walls of a room below the ceiling and used for hanging pictures from

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • picture rail — picture rails also picture rail N COUNT A picture rail is a continuous narrow piece of wood which is fixed round a room just below the ceiling. Pictures can be hung from it using string and hooks. [mainly BRIT] …   English dictionary

  • picture rail — n BrE a long narrow piece of wood fixed high on a wall, used for hanging pictures from …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • picture rail — picture ,rail noun count a long thin piece of wood attached to a wall, that you hang pictures on …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • picture rail — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms picture rail : singular picture rail plural picture rails British a long thin piece of wood fixed to a wall, that you hang pictures on …   English dictionary

  • picture-rail — see picture rail …   English dictionary

  • picture rail — noun A moulding applied to or recessed into the surface of a wall, and used to suspend hooks and cables attached to paintings, framed art or mirrors. The moulding is usually continuous around the room …   Wiktionary

  • picture rail — noun a horizontal strip of wood on a wall from which pictures can be hung …   English new terms dictionary

  • picture rail — noun (C) a long narrow piece of wood fixed high on a wall, from which pictures can be hung …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • picture rail — /ˈpɪktʃə reɪl/ (say pikchuh rayl) noun a moulding on a wall near the ceiling from which pictures can be hung. See dado …  

  • picture rod — picture rod, picture rail or picture moulding noun A rod or moulding on a wall from which pictures may be hung • • • Main Entry: ↑picture * * * picture rail or picture rod, = picture molding. (Cf. ↑picture molding) …   Useful english dictionary

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