from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun same as banister.

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

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  • noun English runner who in 1954 became the first person to run a mile in less than four minutes (born in 1929)
  • noun 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