Rail, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Railed p. pr. & vb. n. Railing.]
1. To inclose with rails or a railing.
It ought to be fenced in and railed. --Ayliffe.
2. To range in a line. [Obs.]
They were brought to London all railed in ropes, like a team of horses in a cart. --Bacon.
Rail·ing, a. Expressing reproach; insulting.
Angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them. --2 Pet. ii. 11.
1. A barrier made of a rail or of rails, together with vertical supports. The typical railing in the interior of structures or on porches has a horizontal rail near waist height, and multiple vertical supports. Its function is usually to provide a safety barrier at the edge of a verticle drop to prevent falls.
2. Rails in general; also, material for making rails.
n 1: a barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports [syn:
2: material for making rails or rails collectively