Definition of bedrail in English:



  • A rail along the side of a bed connecting the headboard to the footboard.

    ‘‘Christina,’ he tried again, reaching now for the bedrails.’
    • ‘Consequently, this patient may not comply with bed or activity restrictions and may try to climb over the bedrails to get out of bed.’
    • ‘Andrew reached over the bedrails of Amber's hospital bed and pulled the covers up closer to her shoulders.’
    • ‘While she was trying to figure out where her other purple sock had got to, and investigating under the bed, the phone had rung, causing her to bash her head on the bedrail.’



/ˈbedrāl/ /ˈbɛdreɪl/