baluster

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noun bal·us·ter \ˈba-lə-stər\

Definition of baluster

  1. 1 :  an object or vertical member (such as the leg of a table, a round in a chair back, or the stem of a glass) having a vaselike or turned outline

  2. 2 :  an upright often vase-shaped support for a rail

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Origin and Etymology of baluster

French balustre, from Italian balaustro, from balaustra wild pomegranate flower, from Latin balaustium, from Greek balaustion; from its shape


BALUSTER Defined for English Language Learners

baluster

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Definition of baluster for English Language Learners

  • : a short post that helps support a rail in a balustrade or similar structure


BALUSTER Defined for Kids

baluster

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noun bal·us·ter \ˈba-lə-stər\

Definition of baluster for Students

  1. :  a short post that supports the upper part of a railing


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