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
Examples of banister in a sentence
The children love to slide down the banister.
She held the banister tightly.
Variants of banister
Origin and Etymology of banister
alteration of baluster
First Known Use: 1641
BANISTER Defined for Kids
Definition of banister for Students
1 : one of the slender posts used to support the handrail of a staircase
2 : a handrail and its supporting posts
3 : the handrail of a staircase
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