ban·is·ter noun \ˈba-nəs-tər\
: a structure like a fence with a bar on top that is built along the side of a set of stairs
a : a handrail with its supporting posts
b : handrail
Variants of BANISTER
ban·is·ter also ban·nis·ter \ˈba-nəs-tər\
Examples of BANISTER
- The children love to slide down the banister.
- She held the banister tightly.
Origin of BANISTER
alteration of baluster
First Known Use: 1641
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