Dictionary.com

balustrade

[ bal-uh-streyd, bal-uh-streyd ]
/ ˈbæl əˌstreɪd, ˌbæl əˈstreɪd /
Save This Word!

noun Architecture.
a railing with supporting balusters.
QUIZ
GOOSES. GEESES. I WANT THIS QUIZ ON PLURAL NOUNS!
Test how much you really know about regular and irregular plural nouns with this quiz.
Question 1 of 9
Which of the following nouns has an irregular plural form?

Origin of balustrade

1635–45; <French balustrebaluster + -ade-ade1; compare Spanish balaustrada,Italian balaustrata

OTHER WORDS FROM balustrade

bal·us·trad·ed, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH balustrade

baluster, balustrade , banister
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use balustrade in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for balustrade

balustrade
/ (ˈbæləˌstreɪd) /

noun
an ornamental rail or coping with its supporting set of balusters

Word Origin for balustrade

C17: from French, from balustre baluster
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK