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



BrE BrE//ˌbæləˈstreɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌbæləˈstreɪd//
Architectural features
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a row of posts, joined together at the top, built along the edge of a balcony, bridge, etc. to prevent people from falling off, or as a decoration See related entries: Architectural features Word Originmid 17th cent.: from French, from balustre, from Italian balaustro, from balaust(r)a ‘wild pomegranate flower’ (via Latin from Greek balaustion).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: balustrade