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Meaning of BANISTER

Pronunciation:  'banistur

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a railing at the side of a staircase or balcony to prevent people from falling

BANISTER is a 8 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: balusters, balustrade, bannister, handrail
 See Also: balcony, baluster, barrier, rail, railing



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ban"is*ter\, n. [Formerly also banjore and banjer;
corrupted from bandore, through negro slave pronunciation.]
A stringed musical instrument having a head and neck like the
guitar, and its body like a tambourine. It has five strings,
and is played with the fingers and hands.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: baluster, balustrade, base, caryatid, colonnade, column, dado, die, doorjamb, doorpost, footstalk, gatepost, hitching post, jack, jamb, king post, milepost, mullion, newel-post, pedestal, pedicel, peduncle, pier, pilaster, pile, piling, pillar, plinth, pole, post, queen-post, rail, Samson post, shaft, signpost, snubbing post, socle, staff, stalk, stanchion, stand, standard, stem, stile, subbase, surbase, trunk, upright