What does the word newel mean?

Usage examples for newel

  1. He wheeled round and plumped down on an oak bench, not unlike a church pew, which stood against the panelled stairway beyond the newel. – The Paternoster Ruby by Charles Edmonds Walk
  2. At the April conference, 1851, Edward Hunter was chosen to succeed Newel K. Whitney as bishop of the Church. – A Young Folks' History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Nephi Anderson