banister banister  /ˈbæ nɪ stər/


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


  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.


  • 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


  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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