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balustrade

an ornamental rail or coping with its supporting set of balusters

Balustrade

An entire railing system, as along the edge of a balcony, including a top rail, bottom rail and balusters.

balustrade

[′bal·ə‚strād]
(building construction)
The railing assembly of a stairway consisting of the handrail, balusters, and usually a bottom rail.

balustrade

balustrade
An entire railing system (as along the edge of a balcony) including a top rail and its balusters, and sometimes a bottom rail.
References in classic literature ?
She shall still recline Upon the scented balustrade and glow With spring that thrills her warm blood into wine.
A carved balustrade, freshly painted in the lower stories, but growing dingier as we ascend, borders the staircase with its quaintly twisted and intertwined pillars, from top to bottom.
Rodney stopped and once more began beating a kind of rhythm, as if he were marking a phrase in a symphony, upon the smooth stone balustrade of the Embankment.
The Prince sat for a moment or two upon the gray stone balustrade, looking to where the level country took a sudden ascent and ended in a thick belt of pine trees.
These two gentlemen had retired into the building, very likely from fear of being forced over the balustrade by the pressure of the crowd.
The court adjoined a garden, and all was in flower; the roses hung so fresh and odorous over the balustrade, the lindens were in blossom, the Swallows flew by, and said, "Quirre-vit
The galleries were full of fashionably dressed ladies, leaning over the balustrade and trying not to lose a single word of what was being said below.
Finding a free place, Levin leaned over the balustrade and began looking and listening.
Instead of proceeding on her walk, she stopped, with her back turned towards us, and, leaning on the balustrade of the terrace, looked down into the garden beyond.
As she raised the letter to the light of the candle, Miss Fairlie turned from the balustrade, looked doubtfully up and down the terrace, advanced a step towards the glass doors, and then stopped, facing us.
Razumov pushed himself with his hand away from the balustrade and, retracing his steps along the bridge, walked straight to his lodgings, where, for a few days, he led a solitary and retired existence.
This seemed to be some watchword or signal that all was right; for the light of a feeble candle gleamed on the wall at the remote end of the passage; and a man's face peeped out, from where a balustrade of the old kitchen staircase had been broken away.