A row of balusters topped by a rail portion as an open parapet as across the edge of a balcony terrace bridge and/or eaves of a building or as a guard railing on a staircase it functions as a guard to prevent individuals from dropping
- a railing at the side of a staircase or balcony to avoid folks from dropping
- A row of balusters topped by a rail, offering as an open parapet, as across the edge of a balcony, terrace, bridge, staircase, or the eaves of a building.
"row of balusters," 1640s, from French balustrade (17c.), from Italian balaustrata "provided with balusters," from balaustro "pillar" (see baluster).
(letter.) A row of balusters topped by a rail, providing as an open parapet, as along the edge of a balcony, terrace, connection, staircase, and/or eaves of a building.
Above is a graceful balustrade behind which is a lofty roof, and at the angles are towers perforated for the passage of the light.