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the central pillar of a winding staircase, esp one that is made of stone
The central post or column which provides support for the inner edges of the steps in a circular staircase and around which the steps wind.
1. The central post or column around which the steps of a circular staircase wind, and which provides support for the staircase.
2. A newel-post.