See also: Balustrade

English edit

 
A balustrade

Etymology edit

Unadapted borrowing 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.

Pronunciation edit

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

Noun edit

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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Dutch edit

Etymology edit

Unadapted borrowing from French balustrade, from Italian balaustrata.

Pronunciation edit

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

Noun edit

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

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

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Etymology edit

Borrowed into Middle French from Italian balaustrata.

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balustrade f (plural balustrades)

  1. (architecture) balustrade [from 16th c.]

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Etymology edit

From Dutch balustrade, from French balustrade, from Italian balaustrata.

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balustrade (first-person possessive balustradeku, second-person possessive balustrademu, third-person possessive balustradenya)

  1. (architecture) balustrade: 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.
    Synonym: pegangan

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balustrade f (plural balustrades)

  1. (Jersey, architecture) balustrade