Origin of balustradeFrench balustrade from Italian balaustrata from balaustro: see baluster
An old balustrade supported by balusters.
An example of a balustrade is the railing on the top of a long railing around a deck.
Origin of balustradeFrench from Italian balaustrata from balaustro baluster ; see baluster .
From French balustrade, from Italian balaustrata (“with balusters”), from balaustro (“baluster”), from balausta (“wild pomegranate flower”), via Latin balaustium, from Ancient Greek βαλαύστιον (balaustion), from Semitic (compare Aramaic balatz 'wild pomegranate flower'). So named because of resemblance to the swelling form of the half-open pomegranate flower. Also see baluster.
- Above is a graceful balustrade behind which is a lofty roof, and at the angles are towers perforated for the passage of the light.
- The irregularly shaped precinct around the temple was enclosed by a balustrade about 3 ft.
- The Dominican church is approached by a sloping flagged lane, having on one side a beautifully ornamented balustrade of the 18th century.
- The building, sometimes of huge dimensions, is invariably surrounded by a raised gallery, reached by a flight of steps in the centre of the approach front, the balustrade of which is a continuation of the gallery railing.
- In San Clemente at Rome the presbytery is enclosed with a marble balustrade or screen.