balustrade


bal·us·trade

noun \ˈba-lə-ˌstrād\

: a kind of low wall that is placed at the sides of staircases, bridges, etc., and that is made of a row of short posts topped by a long rail

Full Definition of BALUSTRADE

1
:  a row of balusters topped by a rail
2
:  a low parapet or barrier
bal·us·trad·ed \-ˌstrā-dəd\ adjective

Examples of BALUSTRADE

  1. <an ornately carved balustrade for the staircase>

Origin of BALUSTRADE

French, from Italian balaustrata, from balaustro
First Known Use: 1644

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Other Architecture Terms

buttress, casita, cornice, fanlight, garret, lintel, parapet, pilaster, plinth

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