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Balustrade vs. Banister

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  • Balustrade (noun)

    A row of balusters topped by a rail, serving as an open parapet, as along the edge of a balcony, terrace, bridge, staircase, or the eaves of a building.

  • 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

Wiktionary
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  • Balustrade (noun)

    a railing supported by balusters, especially one forming an ornamental parapet to a balcony, bridge, or terrace.

  • 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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  • Balustrade (noun)

    A row of balusters topped by a rail, serving as an open parapet, as along the edge of a balcony, terrace, bridge, or the eaves of a building, or as a guard railing on a staircase; - it serves as a guard to prevent people from falling.

  • Banister (noun)

    A baluster.

  • Banister (noun)

    The balustrade of a staircase. Formerly used in this sense mostly in the plural, now mostly in the singular.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Balustrade (noun)

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

  • Banister (noun)

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

Princeton's WordNet

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