Part of speech: noun

A baluster.

Part of speech: noun

A balustrade; a corruption.

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Usage examples "banister":

  1. Then, choosing a banister about six feet from the bottom of the stairs he attached one end of the wire tightly to its base and spread the slack in a large loop over two of the stair treads. - "The Haunted Bookshop", Christopher Morley.
  2. I told her about her door opening, and the knocks on the banister, and that I had come up and found her asleep. - "Carnacki, The Ghost Finder", William Hope Hodgson.
  3. I asked, as he staggered against the banister, where he leaned heavily. - "Miss McDonald", Mary J. Holmes.