Breastrail

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Breastrail The upper rail of any parapet of ordinary height, as of a balcony; the railing of a quarter-deck, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n breastrail The upper rail of a balcony or of a breastwork on the quarter-deck of a ship.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Breastrail the upper rail of a breastwork
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. bréost; Ger. brust, Dut. borst.