balustrade


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bal·us·trade

 (băl′ə-strād′)
n.
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.]

balustrade

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

bal•us•trade

(ˈbæl əˌstreɪd, ˌbæl əˈstreɪd)

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

Balustrade

 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
Translations

balustrade

[ˌbæləsˈtreɪd] Nbalaustrada f, barandilla f

balustrade

[ˌbæləˈstreɪd] nbalustrade f

balustrade

nBalustrade f

balustrade

[ˌbæləsˈtreɪd] nbalaustrata
References in classic literature ?
Here the Emperor sent his minister for Li Po, and here the great lyrist set her mortal beauty to glow from the scented, flower-haunted balustrade immortally through the twilights yet to come.
The galleries were full of fashionably dressed ladies, leaning over the balustrade and trying not to lose a single word of what was being said below.
A flight of red freestone steps, fenced in by a balustrade of curiously wrought iron, ascends from the court-yard to the spacious porch, over which is a balcony, with an iron balustrade of similar pattern and workmanship to that beneath.
We accordingly went up a wonderful old staircase; with a balustrade so broad that we might have gone up that, almost as easily; and into a shady old drawing-room, lighted by some three or four of the quaint windows I had looked up at from the street: which had old oak seats in them, that seemed to have come of the same trees as the shining oak floor, and the great beams in the ceiling.
Pickwick, edging a little from the balustrade, as the possibility of the dismal man's tipping him over, by way of experiment, occurred to him rather forcibly.
With these words the young man went out and descended the stairs with sufficient calmness to pass unobserved; then upon the lowest landing place he passed Tony, leaning over the balustrade, waiting only for a call from his master to mount to his room.
They stood for a moment at the balustrade and looked at Trafalgar Square.
Vaux-le-Vicomte, when its magnificent gates, supported by caryatides, have been passed through, has the principal front of the main building opening upon a vast, so-called, court of honor, inclosed by deep ditches, bordered by a magnificent stone balustrade.
Roses covered the walls of the house, draped the cornices, climbed the pillars, and ran riot over the balustrade of the wide terrace, whence one looked down on the sunny Mediterranean, and the white-walled city on its shore.
Rodney cried, striking his hand once more upon the balustrade, "why can't one say how beautiful it all is?
They saw a flight of red freestone steps ascending to a portal, above which was a balcony and balustrade.
Often at night a hideous form was seen wandering along the frail balustrade of carved lacework, which crowns the towers and borders the circumference of the apse; again it was the hunchback of Notre-Dame.