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balcony

1. a platform projecting from the wall of a building with a balustrade or railing along its outer edge, often with access from a door or window
2. a gallery in a theatre or auditorium, above the dress circle
3. US and Canadian any circle or gallery in a theatre or auditorium including the dress circle

Balcony

A projecting platform usually on the exterior of a building, sometimes supported from below by brackets or corbels, or cantilevered by projecting members of wood, metal or masonry. They are most often enclosed with a railing, balustrade, or other parapet.

balcony

[′bal·kə·nē]
(building construction)
A deck which projects from a building wall above ground level.

balcony

1. A projecting platform on a building, sometimes supported from below, sometimes cantilevered; enclosed with a railing or balustrade.
2. A projecting gallery in an auditorium; a seating area over the main floor.
3. An elevated platform used in a permanent stage setting in a theater.
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Lieutenant Colonel Sami Khamis Al Naqbi, Director of the Department of Civil Protection and Safety at Sharjah Civil Defence, said: "The new balcony and windows rules specify that residential building windows, balconies and other openings that lead to the outdoors must not open wider than 12 centimetres.
To prevent children from falling, iron bars with narrow spacing must be installed in balconies and assure that the opening of window doors must not be more than four inches.
Over the last few years, the authorities have made openly hanging laundry or installing satellite dishes on balconies illegal.
With numerous cases of children falling due to the lack of safety of windows and balconies, Sahid said he has contacted the municipality several times for a possible solution, and has not received a reply.
I have been told that the balconies are intended for the drying of laundry.
BEIRUT: Those who remained in Lebanon during the Civil War know the significant role that balconies played in the various conflicts.
As a result of last year's suicides, the balconies in two of Hew York University's residence halls will be restricted by next fall.
Strangely, after the war and emancipation the space was reconstructed into two separate balconies, and blacks were no longer allowed even in a segregated section.
It was separated from Goya's Majas on a Balcony, 1810-12, by several rooms, and I for one did not think much about the relationship, which for so long has been so obvious, between the two pictures of balconies.
They said drinkers using the Willoughby's two outside balconies and ground- floor patio were shouting and using foul language.
The International Code Council (ICC) has issued a building safety bulletin urging the public to pay close attention to the safety and stability of their porches and balconies.
Francois' starting point was the observation that Parisians make enthusiastic use of balconies for planting; even the most cramped and theoretically inaccessible spaces usually boast a tub or two of foliage, giving a rich and surprising dimension to city life.