Origin of banister
Examples from the Web for bannisters
Historical Examples of bannisters
Then up she'd be coming, step by step, houlding on to the bannisters, dot and carry one.The Manxman
He leaned over the bannisters and spied the note on the hall table.Mary Louise and Josie O'Gorman
Emma Speed Sampson
His hand gripped the bannisters, his heart leaped to his throat.The Devourers
Annie Vivanti Chartres
You ought to find two letters from me at Bannisters, for I have directed two to you there.
I am at present staying with my friends, the Fitz Hughs, at Bannisters.
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."