Railing vs. Banister

By Jaxson

  • Railing (noun)

    A fence or barrier consisting of one or more horizontal rails and vertical supports.

    “During the war, everyone’s railings were taken away to make bombers.”

  • Railing (verb)

    present participle of rail

  • Banister (noun)

    The handrail on the side of a staircase.

  • Banister (noun)

    One of the vertical supports of a handrail; a baluster.

  • Banister (verb)

    To construct a banister

  • Banister (verb)

    To act as a banister

  • Railing (noun)

    a fence or barrier made of rails

    “wrought-iron railings”

  • Banister (noun)

    the structure formed by the uprights and handrail at the side of a staircase

    “he vaulted the banister”

    “she peered over the banisters”

  • Banister (noun)

    a single upright at the side of a staircase

    “I stuck my head between the banisters”

Oxford Dictionary

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