balustrade

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noun bal·us·trade \ˈba-lə-ˌstrād\

Definition of balustrade

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

  2. 2 :  a low parapet or barrier

balustraded

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Examples of balustrade in a Sentence

  1. an ornately carved balustrade for the staircase

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Origin and Etymology of balustrade

French, from Italian balaustrata, from balaustro

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BALUSTRADE Defined for English Language Learners

balustrade

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Definition of balustrade for English Language Learners

  • : 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


BALUSTRADE Defined for Kids

balustrade

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noun bal·us·trade \ˈba-lə-ˌstrād\

Definition of balustrade for Students

  1. :  a row of balusters topped by a rail to serve as an open fence (as along the side of a bridge or a balcony)



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