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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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Contract awarded for The works comprise removing existing horizontal timber balustrading from stairs and landings, and the design and installation of new vertical metal balustrading across various sites in tandridge.
The Aldridge-based company boasts more than 25 years of experience in designing, manufacturing, supplying and installing handrails, balustrading and glass products.
The owners have recently upgraded, which included re-rendering the front and side of the house, constructing an oak-framed entrance porch and building a terraced seating area to the front with glazed balustrading.
Balustrading round the patio matches that round the balcony.
35m This homes combines the best of space and luxury, with stunning features such as glass and stainless steel balustrading, as well as a feature atrium and bespoke bathrooms.
The rotunda area will also be returned to its original 1910 design by removing the in-filled first floor and reinstating the central columns, providing double height space once again and bringing back the balcony and balustrading.
A handsome feature staircase has period balustrading which continues onto the gallery-style first floor landing off which are located four bedrooms each of which enjoy different features.
Balustrading to area of Municipal Buildings, Dale Street.
The applications seek permission to remove all the decks, the balustrading, support structures and the pavilion, but to leave 66% of the cast iron columns which support the pier in place.
The report adds: "As a consequence all access to the pier is now denied and proposed works, eg removal of bandstand and balustrading, were cancelled.
There's a gravelled patio area with stone balustrading and a timber summerhouse.
Launched in 2006, the specialist handrail and balustrading manufacturer has shown impressive growth with the company doubling turnover last year and now finalising a move to larger premises, complete with a state-ofthe-art showroom.