The place where President Lincoln was sitting when he was assassinated is an example of a balcony.
The platform at Buckingham Palace where the Queen waives to her subjects is an example of a balcony.
Other Word Forms
Origin of balcony
- Italian balcone from Old Italian scaffold of Germanic origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Italian balcone "balcony, floor-length window" from Old Italian balcone "scaffold", from Lombardic *balko, *balkon- (“beam”) from Proto-Germanic *balkô (“beam”), from Proto-Indo-European *bhelg'- (“beam, pile, prop”). Akin to Old High German balco, balcho (“beam”), Old English balca (“beam, ridge”). More at balk.