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banister

noun
variants: also bannister

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a protective barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and its supports
  • a much-needed new banister for the rickety staircase

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The first known use of banister was in 1641

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“Banister.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/banister. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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