Banister

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banister

[′ban·ə·stər]
(building construction)
A handrail for a staircase.

Banister

A slender pillar turned on a lathe, used to support the handrail of a stair.

baluster, banister

baluster, 3
baluster, 1
1. One of a number of short vertical members, often circular in section, used to support a stair handrail or a coping.
2. (pl.) A balustrade.
3. The roll forming the side of an Ionic capital; a bolster, pulvinus.

banister

1. A handrail for a staircase.
2. A baluster.
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At around lunchtime on the same day, modern languages teacher Jamie Turner said he saw Michael sliding down bannisters from the first floor.
She said: "I'm satisfied, from the evidence I've heard, that Michael went on to the stair bannister with the intention of sliding down it and clearly that's not its purpose.
Although a number of children gave slightly differing accounts, they do support the contention that Michael went onto the bannister, lost his balance then fell down.
The Bannister family has been farming on the Yorkshire Wolds for over 100 years and has been supplying specialist frozen potato products to the foodservice and retail sectors since 1985.
Bannister became the favorite after a Wednesday rehearsal seemed to suggest the legendary runner.
The rehearsal did not actually feature Bannister, however some viewers claimed the set up suggested a track athlete.
HOLLYWOOD beauty Catherine Zeta Jones and her husband Michael Douglas are being sued by the son of legendary British runner Roger Bannister.
Paul and Tizzy Bannister have sued neighbours in the Kenilworth Apartments overlooking Central Park, claiming that for years they have broken city noise levels.
Contact Bannisters Farm on tel 01262 805650 or visit www.
Rob Bannister, Founder, like most farmers detests waste, so when he came up with this concept, the team named them Farmer's Roasting Potatoes as a nod to him.
Paul Kyte, acting headteacher of Glenboi Primary, Mountain Ash, where Ms Bannister had been school secretary since last April, said she would be deeply missed, adding: ``She always came in with a smile and was respected by the children, the teaching staff and myself.