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[e-strahd] /ɛˈstrɑd/
a slightly raised platform in a room or hall.
a platform, as for a throne or bed of state.
Origin of estrade
1690-1700; < French < Spanish estrado part of a room in which a carpet is spread < Latin strātum; see stratum Unabridged
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  • Von Francius returned to his estrade, Eugen to his seat, and the concert began.

    The First Violin Jessie Fothergill
  • An estrade had been erected from Logaorden to the landing-place.

  • The cardinal halted for a moment on the threshold of the estrade.

    Notre-Dame de Paris Victor Hugo
  • The estrade was invaded; everybody wished to shake hands with Mutimer.

    Demos George Gissing
  • Once in the water, the blow was easy enough to receive; he might have struck against the estrade.

    Elster's Folly Mrs. Henry Wood
  • The first class—the graduates—went up to the top step of the estrade; and the little ones put on the lowest, behind the pianos.

    Balcony Stories Grace E. King
  • And there was that blow on his temple to keep up the error, which I know now must have been done against the estrade.

    Elster's Folly Mrs. Henry Wood
  • The three I allude to were just in front, within half a yard of my estrade, and were among the most womanly-looking present.

    The Professor (AKA Charlotte Bronte) Currer Bell
  • She stepped on to the estrade, and stood close by my side; she had nothing to say.

    The Professor (AKA Charlotte Bronte) Currer Bell
  • Then the long procession of Princes and Princesses left their seats on the estrade, and passed before the Sovereigns.

    Letters of a Diplomat's Wife Mary King Waddington
British Dictionary definitions for estrade


a dais or raised platform
Word Origin
C17: from French, from Spanish estrado carpeted floor, from Latin: stratum
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