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Bannister

Noun

1 English runner who in 1954 became the first person to run a mile in less than four minutes (born in 1929) [syn: Roger Bannister, Sir Roger Gilbert Bannister]
2 a railing at the side of a staircase or balcony to prevent people from falling [syn: banister, balustrade, balusters, handrail]

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English

Alternative spellings

Noun

  1. The handrail on the side of a staircase.
  2. One of the vertical supports of a handrail; a baluster.

Translations

the handrail on the side of a staircase
one of the vertical supports of a handrail

See also

Extensive Definition

A bannister is a variant spelling of banister. However it is a relatively common proper name as well.

People

People whose surname is or was Bannister include:

Places

Bannister is also a place name:
bannister in German: Bannister
bannister in French: Bannister
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