banister

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noun ban·is·ter \ˈba-nə-stər\
variants: or less commonly

Definition of banister

  1. 1a :  a handrail with its supporting postsb :  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.

Origin and Etymology of banister

alteration of baluster


BANISTER Defined for English Language Learners

banister

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Definition of banister for English Language Learners

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


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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