bannister

[ ban-uh-ster ]
/ ˈbæn ə stər /

noun

Definition for bannisters (2 of 2)

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

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH banister

baluster balustrade banister
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British Dictionary definitions for bannisters (1 of 2)

bannisters
/ (ˈbænɪstəz) /

pl n

a variant spelling of banisters

British Dictionary definitions for bannisters (2 of 2)

Bannister
/ (ˈbænɪstə) /

noun

Sir Roger (Gilbert). born 1929, British athlete and doctor: first man to run a mile in under four minutes (1954)
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