bedrail

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

bed +‎ rail

Noun[edit]

bedrail (plural bedrails)

  1. A rail at the head, foot, or side of a bed.
    • 2008 May 26, “Deadly Infections”, in New York Times[1]:
      As long as surfaces in hospitals are contaminated with drug-resistant bacteria, doctors’ and nurses’ hands become recontaminated seconds after washing and gloving, as soon as they pull open a privacy curtain to see the next patient or touch a bedrail.

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