balustrade

[ bal-uh-streyd, bal-uh-streyd ]
/ ˈbæl əˌstreɪd, ˌbæl əˈstreɪd /

noun Architecture.

a railing with supporting balusters.

Origin of balustrade

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

Related forms

bal·us·trad·ed, adjective

Can be confused

baluster balustrade banister
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balustrade

/ (ˈbæləˌstreɪd) /

noun

an ornamental rail or coping with its supporting set of balusters

Word Origin for balustrade

C17: from French, from balustre baluster
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