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.
- In San Clemente at Rome the presbytery is enclosed with a marble balustrade or screen.
- The Dominican church is approached by a sloping flagged lane, having on one side a beautifully ornamented balustrade of the 18th century.
- The massively moulded ormolu stair balustrade of Northumberland House, now at 49 Prince's Gate; the candelabra at Windsor and Buckingham Palace, produced in Birmingham by the firm of Messenger; the cast-iron railings with javelin heads and lictors' fasces, the tripods, Corinthian column standard lamps and candelabra, boat-shaped oil lamps and tent-shaped lustres with classic mountings, are examples of the metal-work of a style which, outside the eccentric Brighton Pavilion and excursions into Gothic and Elizabethan, was universally accepted in the United Kingdom from the days of the Regency until after the accession of Victoria.