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.
Tom was sitting in his favorite attitude, astride of a chair, with his arms folded and his chin on the top rail; not an elegant posture, but the only one in which, he said, he could think well.
The country's top rail official seems unaware of the Northrail and Dalian train failures.
The top rail is decorated with carved leaves and fruit.
Rails Top rail moved out by 8 yards adding the following distances - 48 yards to Races 1, 2, 3, 6 & 7 and 72 yards to Races 4 & 5.
You can also bend chain-link fence top rail tubing.
The Firefield Verge is made from hard-anodized 6061T6 aluminum and includes a full-length top rail. KeyMod slots ensure versatility, while the skeletonized design couples high strength with modest weight.