Sometimes, banisters. the balustrade of a staircase.
This best of stage seamen since bannisters time was born in 1780, and died only recently.
Haunted London Walter Thornbury
Then up she’d be coming, step by step, houlding on to the bannisters, dot and carry one.
The Manxman Hall Caine
I slid down the bannisters, not only to expedite matters but to save my ankle that had begun to remind me of its existence.
Back at School with the Tucker Twins Nell Speed
He leaned over the bannisters and spied the note on the hall table.
Mary Louise and Josie O’Gorman Emma Speed Sampson
She went up the stairs, and when she had disappeared round the bend of the bannisters, John went into the sitting-room.
The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine
His hand gripped the bannisters, his heart leaped to his throat.
The Devourers Annie Vivanti Chartres
As he pulled the young lady upstairs, she caught hold of one of the bannisters with her hand, on which was a rich bracelet.
Popular Rhymes and Nursery Tales David Goodger (firstname.lastname@example.org)
She fell last week over the bannisters of the stairs, and broke her arm.
Records of Later Life Frances Ann Kemble
Hilda leaned upon the bannisters, her arms dropping over from the elbows.
Hilda Sarah Jeanette Duncan
The bannisters are so broad and slippery—the very things for sliding on.
The Visits of Elizabeth Elinor Glyn
a variant spelling of banisters
Sir Roger (Gilbert). born 1929, British athlete and doctor: first man to run a mile in under four minutes (1954)
1660s, unexplained corruption of baluster. As late as 1830 condemned as “vulgar,” it is now accepted. Surname Bannister is from Old French banastre “basket,” hence, “basket-maker.”
a village in central Scotland: site of the victory (1314) of the Scots under Robert the Bruce over the English, which assured the independence of Scotland. Contemporary Examples It appears that the wars that started on the fields of Bannockburn and Stirling have come to America. ‘Many of the Militiamen Here are Ethnic Scots-Irish Tribesmen’ […]
notice of an intended marriage, given three times in the parish church of each of the betrothed. any public announcement of a proposed marriage, either verbal or written and made in a church or by church officials. Contemporary Examples A source close to Zuckerberg has said the timing of the banns was purely coincidental, since […]
noun a filling for a pie, consisting of toffee and banana
- Banoffi pie
noun a dessert of pastry filled with bananas and toffee, topped with whipped cream and often sprinkled with powdered coffee Word Origin ban(ana) + -offi (alteration of (c)offee) created by Nigel Mackenzie, owner of the Hungry Monk restaurant in Sussex UK, in 1972 Usage Note cooking