See also: Balustrade

EnglishEdit

 
A balustrade

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French balustrade, from Italian balaustrata (with balusters), from balaustro (baluster), from balausta (wild pomegranate flower), via Latin balaustium, from Ancient Greek βαλαύστιον (balaústion), from Semitic, compare Classical Syriac ܒܠܳܨܳܐ(blāṣā, pomegranate shoot)). So named because of resemblance to the swelling form of the half-open pomegranate flower. Also see baluster.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌbæl.əˈstɹeɪd/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈbæl.ə.stɹeɪd/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪd

NounEdit

balustrade (plural balustrades)

  1. A row of balusters topped by a rail, serving as an open parapet, as along the edge of a balcony, terrace, bridge, staircase, or the eaves of a building.

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French balustrade, from Italian balaustrata.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌbaː.lyˈstraː.də/
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  • Hyphenation: ba‧lus‧tra‧de
  • Rhymes: -aːdə

NounEdit

balustrade f (plural balustrades or balustraden, diminutive balustradetje n)

  1. balustrade
  2. (by extension) railing
    Synonym: reling

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balustrade f (plural balustrades)

  1. balustrade

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NounEdit

balustrade f (plural balustrades)

  1. (Jersey, architecture) balustrade