balustrade

[bal-uh-streyd, bal-uh-streyd]
noun Architecture.
a railing with supporting balusters.

Origin:
1635–45; < French balustre baluster + -ade -ade1; compare Spanish balaustrada, Italian balaustrata

balustraded, adjective

baluster, balustrade, banister.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To balustrade
Collins
World English Dictionary
balustrade (ˈbæləˌstreɪd)
 
n
an ornamental rail or coping with its supporting set of balusters
 
[C17: from French, from balustrebaluster]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

balustrade
1640s, "row of balusters," from Fr. balustrade (17c.), from It. balaustrata "provided with balusters," from balaustro "pillar" (see baluster)
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Encyclopedia Britannica
Encyclopedia

balustrade

low screen formed by railings of stone, wood, metal, glass, or other materials and designed to prevent falls from roofs, balconies, terraces, stairways, and other elevated architectural elements

Learn more about balustrade with a free trial on Britannica.com.

Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source
Example sentences
The entire triplet is crossed by a bright green copper balustrade.
Balustrade staircase, restored period pieces, requisite dark wood.
Some staircases may have a closed stringer against the wall and open stringer
  with a balustrade on the opposite side.
The balustrade on the roof is capped with statues of historic legislators.
Synonyms
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;