Translation of newel in Spanish:


poste (de arranque), adj.

Pronunciation /ˈn(j)uwəl//ˈnjuːəl/


also newel post

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    (de una escalera) poste (de arranque) masculine
    (in spiral staircase) espigón masculine
    • On older staircases the newel may be held in place with dowels.
    • Since most fighters were right-handed, the stairways were built in such a way that if you were trying to get up the stairs, the newel post is on your right-hand side.
    • The stairways were built upon spiral vaults, winding round a central newel.
    • On top of the newel post, use a wooden fitting called a starting easement, which caps off the post and provides a transition to the handrail.
    • The spent cartridge cases were found lying fairly close together, and the nearest of them appears from the scale plans placed before the jury to have been lying a little less than 4 metres from the newel post at the foot of the stairs.
    • The pitch pine and mahogany staircase has antique courtesy lights atop carved newel posts and leads to five large bedrooms, all with en suites.
    • Luckily, some of the original spindles and newel posts were still present, so the Cousley's had them copied and restored the staircase to its former glory.