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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.]
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(Architecture) an ornamental rail or coping with its supporting set of balusters
[C17: from French, from balustre baluster]
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bal•us•trade(ˈbæl əˌstreɪd, ˌbæl əˈstreɪd)
a railing with its supporting balusters.
[1635–45; < French; see baluster]
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Balustradea row or assemblage of balusters or turned pillars—Johnson, 1755.
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|Noun||1.||balustrade - 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
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balustrade[ˌbæləˈstreɪd] n → balustrade f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Balustrade f
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balustrade[ˌbæləsˈtreɪd] n → balaustrata
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