bannister

noun
ban·​nis·​ter

less common spelling of

1a : a handrail with its supporting posts

Bannister

biographical name
Ban·​nis·​ter | \ ˈba-nə-stər How to pronounce Bannister (audio) \

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Sir Roger (Gilbert) 1929–2018 British runner and neurologist

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“Bannister.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bannister. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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