Definitions for "Newel"
The upright post about which the steps of a circular staircase wind; hence, in stairs having straight flights, the principal post at the foot of a staircase, or the secondary ones at the landings. Also called newel post. See Hollow newel, under Hollow.
The post at the bottom and top of a stair to which the handrail is fixed.
the principal post in a banister at the foot of a staircase and at the corners of landings
Keywords:  novelty, thing
A novelty; a new thing.