How to Pronounce newel?

Correct pronunciation for the word "newel" is [njˈuːə͡l], [njˈuːə‍l], [n_j_ˈuː_əl].

"Newel" in context

Newel is an architectural element which is typically a large post that serves as a central supporting post in a staircase. It is usually the first post at the bottom of the stairs and the top of the stairs. The newel post is also sometimes referred to as a main post or as a baluster. The newel post is usually the most ornamental part of the stair and is usually much larger and more elaborate than the rest of the balusters. Newels are sometimes made of wood or stone but can also be constructed using metal or plastic.

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