One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A rail along the side of a bed connecting the headboard to the footboard.
- ‘‘Christina,’ he tried again, reaching now for the bedrails.’
- ‘Andrew reached over the bedrails of Amber's hospital bed and pulled the covers up closer to her shoulders.’
- ‘Consequently, this patient may not comply with bed or activity restrictions and may try to climb over the bedrails to get out of bed.’
- ‘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.’
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