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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ban·is·ter /ˈbænəstɚ/
 欄杆的支柱,樓梯的扶欄

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bal·us·ter n.  Arch. A small column or pilaster, used as a support to the rail of an open parapet, to guard the side of a staircase, or the front of a gallery.  See Balustrade. [Corrupted into banister.]
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ban·is·ter n.
 1. A baluster.
 2.  (sing. or pl.) The balustrade of a staircase.  Formerly used in this sense mostly in the plural, now mostly in the singular.  [Also spelled bannister.]
    He struggled to ascend the pulpit stairs, holding hard on the banisters.    --=\Sir W. Scott.\=
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 banister
      n : a railing at the side of a staircase or balcony to prevent
          people from falling [syn: bannister, balustrade, balusters,
           handrail]