Banister definitions

băn'ĭ-stər
A handrail, especially on a staircase.
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The definition of a banister is the long support that runs along the side of a staircase.

An example of a banister is a wooden rail to the side of a staircase that can be held for support.

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One of the vertical supports of a handrail; a baluster.
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Such a handrail together with its supporting structures.
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A baluster.
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A handrail together with the balusters that support it, as along a staircase.
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The handrail itself.
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The handrail on the side of a staircase.
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One of the vertical supports of a handrail; a baluster.
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Origin of banister

Corruption of baluster.