bannister

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbænɪstər/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈbænəstɚ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(banə stər)



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ban•nis•ter /ˈbænəstɚ/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. Building, Architecture banister.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ban•nis•ter  (banə stər),USA pronunciation n. 
  • Building, Architecturebanister.

  • Ban•nis•ter  (banə stər),USA pronunciation n. 
  • BiographicalSir Roger (Gilbert), born 1929, English track and field athlete: first to run a mile in less than four minutes.

  • WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
    ban•is•ter or ban•nis•ter /ˈbænəstɚ/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
    1. ArchitectureSometimes, banisters. [plural] a handrail and its supporting posts, esp. on a staircase;
      balustrade.

    WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
    ban•is•ter  (banə stər),USA pronunciation n. 
    1. Building, Architecturea baluster.
    2. Building, ArchitectureSometimes,  banisters. the balustrade of a staircase.
    Also,  bannister. 
    • apparently by dissimilation from earlier barrister, alteration of baluster, perh. by association with bar1 1660–70

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