Banister meaning

bănĭ-stər
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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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(now rare) A baluster.
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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

  • Variant of baluster

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Corruption of baluster.

    From Wiktionary