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balustrade

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noun bal·us·trade \ˈba-lə-ˌstrād\

Simple Definition of balustrade

  • : 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. 1 :  a row of balusters topped by a rail

  2. 2 :  a low parapet or barrier

bal·us·trad·ed play \-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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