from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of banister.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The handrail on the side of a staircase.
  • n. One of the vertical supports of a handrail; a baluster.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. same as banister.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. English runner who in 1954 became the first person to run a mile in less than four minutes (born in 1929)
  • n. a railing at the side of a staircase or balcony to prevent people from falling


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  • Sir Roger, the first to run a sub-four-minute mile.

    August 12, 2007