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 Dictionary entry overview: What does banister mean? 

  The noun BANISTER has 1 sense:

1. a railing at the side of a staircase or balcony to prevent people from falling

  Familiarity information: BANISTER used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1banister [BACK TO TOP]


A railing at the side of a staircase or balcony to prevent people from falling

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects


balusters; balustrade; banister; handrail; bannister

Hypernyms ("banister" is a kind of...):

barrier (a structure or object that impedes free movement)

Meronyms (parts of "banister"):

baluster (one of a number of closely spaced supports for a railing)

rail; railing (a barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports)

Holonyms ("banister" is a part of...):

balcony (a platform projecting from the wall of a building and surrounded by a balustrade or railing or parapet)

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