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(Biography) Sir Roger (Gilbert). born 1929, British athlete and doctor: first man to run a mile in under four minutes (1954)
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or ban•nis•ter(ˈbæn ə stər)
1. Sometimes, banisters. a handrail and its supporting posts, esp. on a staircase; balustrade.
2. a handrail, esp. on a staircase.
3. a baluster.
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|Noun||1.||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 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
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