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  • n. A sturdy supporting post at one end or at a turning point of a staircase banister railing, often topped with a decorative finial. Compare baluster.

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

  • n. the post at the top or bottom of a flight of stairs; it supports the handrail


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