An old balustrade supported by balusters.
baluster definition by Webster's New World
Origin: French balustre ; from Italian balaustro, pillar ; from balausta, flower of the wild pomegranate ; from Classical Latin balaustium ; from Classical Greek balaustion: from some resemblance in shape
baluster definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. One of the upright, usually rounded or vase-shaped supports of a balustrade.b. An upright support, such as a furniture leg, having a similar shape.
- One of the supporting posts of a handrail.
Origin: French balustre, from Italian balaustro, from balaustra, pomegranate flower (from a resemblance to the post), from Latin balaustium, from Greek balaustion.