1The structure formed by uprights and a handrail at the side of a staircase.
- This effect also would be pretty on a porch rail or stair banister.
- A jury has recommended that hand rails or banisters be installed in houses at an inquest into the tragic death of a former member of Dervish on Christmas Day.
- We decided to take a short cut through the neighborhood yards playing follow the leader over hedges, fences, porch banisters, etc.
1.1A single upright at the side of the staircase: I stuck my head between the banisters
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- Yet despite this, both consulates were rather attractive buildings: cool and breezy, with intricately carved banisters and fine teak panelling.
- Beyond this the entrance hall includes ceiling cornicing and a dado rail as well as a stripped pine staircase and banisters.
- The living room kept its unexpected adobe-style fireplace, the great-room its unusual green onyx banisters.
Mid 17th century: from earlier barrister, alteration of baluster.
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