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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
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One of a number of short vertical members used to support a stair railing.
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(building construction)
A post which supports a handrail and encloses the open sections of a stairway.
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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.
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Apart from works of art, the technique is used for more prosaic construction items such as balustrading or exterior fasteners in seaside or polluted industrial environments as well as other applications where a totally clean, uncontaminated surface is imperative.
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