bannister


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ban·nis·ter

 (băn′ĭ-stər)
n.
Variant of banister.

Bannister

(ˈbænɪstə)
n
(Biography) Sir Roger (Gilbert). born 1929, British athlete and doctor: first man to run a mile in under four minutes (1954)

ban•is•ter

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or ban•nis•ter

(ˈbæn ə stər)

n.
1. Sometimes, banisters. a handrail and its supporting posts, esp. on a staircase; balustrade.
2. a handrail, esp. on a staircase.
3. a baluster.
[1660–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Bannister - English runner who in 1954 became the first person to run a mile in less than four minutes (born in 1929)
2.bannister - a railing at the side of a staircase or balcony to prevent people from fallingbannister - a railing at the side of a staircase or balcony to prevent people from falling
balcony - a platform projecting from the wall of a building and surrounded by a balustrade or railing or parapet
baluster - one of a number of closely spaced supports for a railing
barrier - a structure or object that impedes free movement
rail, railing - a barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports
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For an instant I imagined that Bannister had taken the unpardonable liberty of examining my papers.
I am prepared to swear, and so is Bannister, that it was smooth and unstained.
Holmes, do you mean to tell me that, all the time I was talking to Bannister in this room, we had the man prisoner if we had only known it?
Soames, let us have a look at your servant, Bannister.
We are investigating this unhappy business, Bannister," said his master.
Now, Bannister, will you please tell us the truth about yesterday's incident?
Upon one of these little staircases--not that at the head of which Lord George appeared from time to time, but the other--Gashford stood with his elbow on the bannister, and his cheek resting on his hand, with his usual crafty aspect.
Without the delay of an instant, he threw himself headlong over the bannisters into the lobby below.
They're grand," said he; and then, as I was going, "Keep to the wall," he added; "there's nae bannisters.
Minding my uncle's word about the bannisters, I kept close to the tower side, and felt my way in the pitch darkness with a beating heart.
While the chambermaid was at her work, a solitary lady, loitering about the corridor of the second storey, was watching her over the bannisters.
I found her leaning against the bannisters, deadly pale.