balustrade balustrade


  • (n) a railing at the side of a staircase or balcony to prevent people from falling



  1. Up the balustrade of the exterior staircase stalks a procession of pink elephants, rhinoceroses.
  2. As the crowd roared, he strode forward and gripped the balustrade pugnaciously, arms outstretched.
  3. The Villa Dall'Ava, outside Paris, cost $485,000, yet the architect still used orange plastic webbing, familiar from construction sites, for a balustrade on the roof.


  • Work due for Troy library

    Troy The 117-year-old building that houses the Troy Public Library will lose sections of its ornate exterior for a while. The library's board announced that work will begin soon to remove the deteriorating sections of the marble balustrades at the top cornices on the south and west sides of the Second Street building, Director Paul Hicok said. "While the marble balustrades are not in imminent ...
    on November 30, 2013     Source: Albany Times Union


  1. "We focused on difficult-to-find items," Mr. Abbott said. "Thrones are as good an example as any. And pieces that look like a stone balustrade. And there aren't too many day-old coffins around, even with the increase in cremation."...
    on Jun 15, 2007 By: Roger Abbott Source: Globe and Mail

  2. "Nicks and cuts. Stains. Cracks. A missing balustrade. A broken spindle," Charlotte says in response to a question about whether she ever wants to restore the antiques that pack her home.
    on Mar 10, 2007 By: Charlotte von Mahlsdorf Source: Arizona Daily Star

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