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.”
present participle of rail
The handrail on the side of a staircase.
One of the vertical supports of a handrail; a baluster.
To construct a banister
To act as a banister
a fence or barrier made of rails
the structure formed by the uprights and handrail at the side of a staircase
“he vaulted the banister”
“she peered over the banisters”
a single upright at the side of a staircase
“I stuck my head between the banisters”