Bannister’s disease Ban·nis·ter’s disease (bān’ĭ-stərz)
See angioneurotic edema.
- Roger bannister
Sir Roger (Gilbert) born 1929, English track and field athlete: first to run a mile in less than four minutes. noun Sir Roger (Gilbert). born 1929, British athlete and doctor: first man to run a mile in under four minutes (1954)
banister. a baluster. Sometimes, banisters. the balustrade of a staircase. Historical Examples 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 […]
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 […]