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What Is a Balustrade? What is a Baluster?

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Baluster and Balustrade

Baluster and Balustrade

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Definition:

A balustrade is a row of repeating balusters - small posts that support the upper rail of a railing. Staircases and porches often have balustrades.

Common Misspellings:

ballustrad, ballustrade, balluster

Examples:

"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...."
Anna Karenin by Leo Tolstoy, Chapter XXX, Part VI. 1917.

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