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banister

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈbænɪstər/
a long piece of wood that you can hold as you go up or down stairsFences and rails
Translations of “banister”
in Korean 난간…
in Arabic دَرابْزين, سُور الدَّرَج…
in French rampe, barreau…
in Turkish trabzan, merdiven korkuluğu…
in Italian ringhiera…
in Chinese (Traditional) (樓梯的)欄杆…
in Russian перила…
in Polish poręcz, balustrada…
in Spanish barandilla, pasamanos, balaustre…
in Portuguese corrimão…
in German das Treppengeländer, der Geländerpfosten…
in Catalan barana…
in Japanese 階段の手すり…
in Chinese (Simplified) (楼梯的)栏杆…
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