banister

or ban·nis·ter

[ ban-uh-ster ]
/ ˈbæn ə stər /

noun

a baluster.
Sometimes banisters. the balustrade of a staircase.

Origin of banister

1660–70; apparently by dissimilation from earlier barrister, alteration of baluster, perhaps by association with bar1

Can be confused

baluster balustrade banister
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