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A rail and the row of balusters or posts that support it, as along the front of a gallery.

[French, from Italian balaustrata, from balaustro, baluster; see baluster.]


(Architecture) an ornamental rail or coping with its supporting set of balusters
[C17: from French, from balustre baluster]


(ˈbæl əˌstreɪd, ˌbæl əˈstreɪd)

a railing with its supporting balusters.
[1635–45; < French; see baluster]
bal′us•trad`ed, adj.


 a row or assemblage of balusters or turned pillars—Johnson, 1755.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.balustrade - a railing at the side of a staircase or balcony to prevent people from fallingbalustrade - a railing at the side of a staircase or balcony to prevent people from falling
balcony - a platform projecting from the wall of a building and surrounded by a balustrade or railing or parapet
baluster - one of a number of closely spaced supports for a railing
barrier - a structure or object that impedes free movement
rail, railing - a barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports


[ˌbæləsˈtreɪd] Nbalaustrada f, barandilla f


[ˌbæləˈstreɪd] nbalustrade f


nBalustrade f


[ˌbæləsˈtreɪd] nbalaustrata
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