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banister

noun ban·is·ter \ˈba-nəs-tər\

Simple Definition of banister

  • : a structure like a fence with a bar on top that is built along the side of a set of stairs

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of banister

  1. 1 a :  a handrail with its supporting posts b :  handrail

  2. 2 :  baluster 2

banistered play \-tərd\ adjective

Examples of banister in a sentence

  1. The children love to slide down the banister.

  2. She held the banister tightly.



Variants of banister

also bannister \ˈba-nəs-tər\

Origin of banister

alteration of baluster


First Known Use: 1641

Rhymes with banister


BANISTER Defined for Kids

banister

noun ban·is·ter \ˈba-nə-stər\

Definition of banister for Students

  1. 1 :  one of the slender posts used to support the handrail of a staircase

  2. 2 :  a handrail and its supporting posts

  3. 3 :  the handrail of a staircase





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