Definition of Picture rail

1. Noun. Rail fixed to a wall for hanging pictures.

Generic synonyms: Rail



Definition of Picture rail

1. Noun. A moulding applied to or recessed into the surface of a wall, and used to suspend hooks and cables attached to paintings, framed art or mirrors. The moulding is usually continuous around the room. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Picture Rail

picture dictionaries
picture dictionary
picture element
picture frame
picture frame vertebra
picture framing
picture gallery
picture hat
picture message
picture messaging
picture molding
picture palace
picture paper
picture plane
picture postcard
picture rail (current term)
picture rails
picture show
picture taking
picture tube
picture window
picture writing
picturebook
picturebooks
pictured
picturegoer
picturegoers
pictureless
picturephone
picturephones

Literary usage of Picture rail

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1. How to Furnish a Home by Ella Rodman Church (1881)
"Another authority says, if crimson be the color selected, the wall may be treated in this way : the picture-rail and the chair-rail—the former twelve or ..."

2. The English Home by Banister Fletcher, Herbert Phillips Fletcher (1910)
"The picture-rail may be combined with the cornice where there is no frieze or in ... The moulded picture-rail at the bottom of the frieze should be grooved, ..."

3. Country Homes and Gardens of Moderate Cost: Two Hundred Illustrations; Plans by Charles Francis Osborne (1907)
"From the picture rail to the ceiling line, the upper third of the room was ... Extending to the picture rail, the ceiling was tinted the shade of the ..."

4. Cottage Building in Cob: Pisé, Chalk & Clay by Clough Williams-Ellis, John St. Loe Strachey (1919)
"Provide and fix in all rooms, to plugs about 3 ft. apart, 6-in. skirting, neatly scribed to floors, mitred at angles as required. Picture-rail. ..."

5. Cottage Building in Cob, Pisé, Chalk & Clay: A Renaissance by Clough Williams-Ellis, John St. Loe Strachey (1920)
"Skirting.—Provide and fix in all rooms, to plugs about 3 ft. apart, 6-in. skirting, neatly scribed to floors, mitred at angles as required. Picture-rail. ..."

6. The Practical Book of Interior Decoration by Harold Donaldson Eberlein, Abbot McClure, Edward Stratton Holloway (1919)
"A wide painted band down to the picture rail is also good. ... The ceiling paper is carried down over the side wall, without border, to a picture-rail. ..."

7. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1907)
"When the picture rail or molding is followed, the run up from the floor must be made along the side of the door jamb or in a similarly concealed place. ..."

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