baluster

noun
bal·​us·​ter | \ ˈba-lə-stər How to pronounce baluster (audio) \

Definition of baluster

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 : an upright often vase-shaped support for a rail

Examples of baluster in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Over the door a limestone balcony has a stone railing with balusters and finials. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "All brick and stone — no wood — make this $1.5M Bloomfield Twp. home memorable," 9 May 2020 The vintage staircase and chimney were replaced with floating oak steps and slatted oak balusters that create a natural wood art piece in the living room. Kelly Dawson, Sunset Magazine, "Ocean Views Abound in This Open and Airy Coastal Modern Home," 12 Feb. 2020 The vintage staircase and chimney were replaced with floating oak steps and slatted oak balusters that create a natural wood art piece in the living room. Kelly Dawson, Sunset Magazine, "Ocean Views Abound in This Open and Airy Coastal Modern Home," 12 Feb. 2020 The vintage staircase and chimney were replaced with floating oak steps and slatted oak balusters that create a natural wood art piece in the living room. Kelly Dawson, Sunset Magazine, "Ocean Views Abound in This Open and Airy Coastal Modern Home," 12 Feb. 2020 The vintage staircase and chimney were replaced with floating oak steps and slatted oak balusters that create a natural wood art piece in the living room. Kelly Dawson, Sunset Magazine, "Ocean Views Abound in This Open and Airy Coastal Modern Home," 12 Feb. 2020 The vintage staircase and chimney were replaced with floating oak steps and slatted oak balusters that create a natural wood art piece in the living room. Kelly Dawson, Sunset Magazine, "Ocean Views Abound in This Open and Airy Coastal Modern Home," 12 Feb. 2020 The vintage staircase and chimney were replaced with floating oak steps and slatted oak balusters that create a natural wood art piece in the living room. Kelly Dawson, Sunset Magazine, "Ocean Views Abound in This Open and Airy Coastal Modern Home," 12 Feb. 2020 The vintage staircase and chimney were replaced with floating oak steps and slatted oak balusters that create a natural wood art piece in the living room. Kelly Dawson, Sunset Magazine, "Ocean Views Abound in This Open and Airy Coastal Modern Home," 12 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of baluster

1602, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for baluster

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

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The first known use of baluster was in 1602

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“Baluster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/baluster. Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

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baluster

noun

English Language Learners Definition of baluster

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

baluster

noun
bal·​us·​ter | \ ˈba-lə-stər How to pronounce baluster (audio) \

Kids Definition of baluster

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

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