baluster

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baluster

1. any of a set of posts supporting a rail or coping
2. (of a shape) swelling at the base and rising in a concave curve to a narrow stem or neck

Baluster

One of a number of short vertical members used to support a stair railing.

baluster

[′bal·ə·stər]
(building construction)
A post which supports a handrail and encloses the open sections of a stairway.

baluster, banister

baluster, 3
baluster, 1
1. One of a number of short vertical members, often circular in section, used to support a stair handrail or a coping.
2. (pl.) A balustrade.
3. The roll forming the side of an Ionic capital; a bolster, pulvinus.