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Definition of baluster noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

baluster

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈbæləstə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbæləstər//
 
 
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any of the short posts that form a balustrade Word Origin early 17th cent.: from French balustre, from Italian balaustro, from balaust(r)a ‘wild pomegranate flower’ (via Latin from Greek balaustion), so named because part of the pillar resembles the curving calyx tube of the flower.
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