Newel New"el (n[=u]"[e^]l), n. [From {New}. Cf. {Novel}.] A novelty; a new thing. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

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  • Newel — New el (n[=u] [e^]l), n. [OF. nual, F. noyau sone, of fruit, noyau d escaler newel, fr. L. nucalis like a nut, fr. nux, nucis, nut. Cf. {Nowel} the inner wall of a mold, {Nucleus}.] (Arch.) The upright post about which the steps of a circular… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • newel — (n.) mid 14c., pillar from which steps of a winding staircase radiate, from O.Fr. noel, novel knob, newel, kernel, stone (Mod.Fr. noyau), from V.L. *nodellus little knot, dim. of L. nodulus, dim. of nodus knot (see NET (Cf. net) (n.)). Klein s… …   Etymology dictionary

  • newel — ► NOUN 1) the central supporting pillar of a spiral or winding staircase. 2) (also newel post) the top or bottom supporting post of a stair rail. ORIGIN Old French nouel knob , from Latin nodus knot …   English terms dictionary

  • newel — [no͞o′əl, nyo͞o′əl] n. [ME nowelle < OFr nuel, a nut, fruit pit < LL nucalis, like a nut < L nux (gen. nucis), NUT] 1. the central upright pillar around which the steps of a winding staircase turn 2. the post at the top or bottom of a… …   English World dictionary

  • Newel — Newel, 1) Kreis im russischen Gouvernement Witebsk (Westrußland), von der Drissa u. vielen Seen bewässert; hat viel Waldung u. 65,000 Ew.; 2) Hauptstadt darin, an der Emenka u. am See Newelskoi; hat 6 Kirchen verschiedener Confessionen, eine… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Newel — Newel, Kreisstadt im russ. Gouv. Witebsk, am See N., mit 4 Kirchen und (1897) 9988 Einw. (meist Juden) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Néwel — Néwel, Kreisstadt im russ. Gouv. Witebsk, am See N., 9988 E., russ. Mönchskloster, Synagoge …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Newel — Wappen Deutschlandkarte …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Newel — For other uses, see Newel (disambiguation). A newel, also called a central pole, is an upright post that supports the handrail of a stair banister.[1][2][3] In stairs having straight flights it is the principal post at the foot of the staircase,… …   Wikipedia

  • newel — /nooh euhl, nyooh /, n. 1. See newel post. 2. a central pillar or upright from which the steps of a winding stair radiate. 3. (on an escalator) the horizontal section of railing at the upper or lower end. [1325 75; earlier nuel, ME nowel < MF… …   Universalium

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