Which might not be curved: the
baluster or the banister?
Etymology, Etymology, and more Etymology
as well as grammar, usage, euphemism, slang, jargon, semantics, linguistics, neologism, idiom, cant, and argot.
The critically-acclaimed board game
consists of tough questions about the nuances of the English language.
A short pillar with a curving outline is
a baluster (they are found in balustrades). Any upright that supports a
handrail is a banister - it needn't be curved.
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