banister banister  /ˈbæ nɪ stər/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a railing at the side of a staircase or balcony to prevent people from falling

Usage(s):

  1. At one point he rides down the banister of Capone's hotel firing off rounds from both hands.
  2. He had been tied with panty hose and belts to a banister by the woman who had become his foster grandmother.
  3. He wagged his tail so hard that he knocked three loose rungs out of my front stairs banister.

News

  • Calendar for Sunday, June 23, 2013

    Entertainment Victor "Easy Street" Gallegos: Noon. Pepito's Mexican Restaurant, 3333 S. Coulter St. No cover. 806-353-7373. Will Banister & The Mulberry Band: 6 p.m. VFW Post 1475, 1401 W. Eighth Ave. Cover. Amarillo Area Singles Dance Club.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Amarillo Globe-News

Quotes

  1. "Slide down the banister of the solarium, go to T-ball games, have swimming parties, and play Sardines on the White House lawn," the Bush girls said. "Have fun and enjoy your childhood in such a magical place to live and play."
    on Jan 21, 2009 By: Barbara Bush Source: CNN

  2. "I hope you two have been getting on," Laura said. "You did tell her about that banister, didn't you?"
    on Nov 19, 2008 By: Laura Bush Source: South Washington County Bulletin

  3. "Dogs make great companions for writers," says Cooper. "Feather is also fine with my four cats. My husband Leo, who is a bit immobile, uses him as a banister rail to get upstairs."
    on May 23, 2007 By: Jilly Cooper Source: Belfast Telegraph

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