top rail

top rail

[′täp ‚rāl]
(building construction)
The uppermost horizontal member of a unit of framing, such as a door or a sash.

top rail

top rail of a sash
top rail of a door
1. The top horizontal structural member of any piece of framing, as a door or sash.
2. A rail which is the top member of a railing system.
References in classic literature ?
So he set his ear to the crack and listened, and listened, and listened, and the steps a-scraping around out there all the time; and at last he nudged us, and we slid out, and stooped down, not breathing, and not making the least noise, and slipped stealthy towards the fence in Injun file, and got to it all right, and me and Jim over it; but Tom's britches catched fast on a splinter on the top rail, and then he hear the steps coming, so he had to pull loose, which snapped the splinter and made a noise; and as he dropped in our tracks and started somebody sings out:
Over and over again have I known women sit down on the top rail of a stile and declare they could not go a step further because their boots hurt them so; and it has always been the same complaint--too big.
I go back into my life, and I address myself to the noblest of created beings," continued Pesca, vehemently apostrophising my unworthy self over the top rail of the chair.
And over the top rail a horse looked drowsily on, ever and anon, at mathematically precise intervals, switching a lazy tail that flashed high lights in the sunshine.
Pickwick was joking with the young ladies who wouldn't come over the stile while he looked--or who, having pretty feet and unexceptionable ankles, preferred standing on the top rail for five minutes or so, declaring that they were too frightened to move--with as much ease and absence of reserve or constraint, as if he had known them for life.
She stood by it, with one hand grasping the top rail, and with her eyes fixed in mocking scrutiny on Lady Janet's face.
Hunters unzip the netting over the side of the blind and drape it over the adjoining top section or remove it and attach it to the top rail to double the netting thickness for additional concealment.
On top of this and for the pro event, there will be a kicker gap to a raised missile jib and an interesting addition to the classic Leviathan top rail.
A briefing by Hal Gard, the Oregon Department of Transportation's top rail safety official, revealed what many people suspected but until now did not know for certain: Oil trains pass through not only Portland and rural Columbia River communities, but also through Eugene, Salem, Bend, Gresham and Klamath Falls.
CHILTERN Railways has been named the top rail operator for punctuality for the tenth time in a row.
Available in a Peaked Style Top Rail as well as a Beverage Friendly Flat Cap Top Rail
Get a new section of top rail and some wire ties from a home center or fence supplier.