Origin of banister
Examples from the Web for banister
“I saw one man, he got tired, and he went over to the banister and he jumped off and killed himself,” she says.
Ben meantime was out in the hall, a stout walking-stick in his hand, hanging over the banister.Ben Pepper|Margaret Sidney
Then you collapsed and knocked your head on the banister, and, as if that wasn't enough, developed pneumonia on top of it.Quin|Alice Hegan Rice
The only thing I know, he was supposed to be on the west side of the banister.Warren Commission (6 of 26): Hearings Vol. VI (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
1660s, unexplained corruption of baluster. As late as 1830 condemned as "vulgar," it is now accepted. Surname Bannister is from Old French banastre "basket," hence, "basket-maker."