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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
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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.
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balcony

[′bal·kə·nē]
(building construction)
A deck which projects from a building wall above ground level.
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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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Francisco Gene, director of the Menorca Binibeca Hotel, said: "TUI and Jet2 rules mean no British guests can stay in rooms with balconies that don't meet new height requirements.
Climbing on and jumping from hotel balconies - known as 'balconing' - has been the cause of a number of deaths of British holidaymakers in recent years.
A TUI UK spokesman said: "We work closely with our hotel partners to ensure balconies meet these recommendations."
The Association of British Travel Agents said: "We have guidelines for members which include a recommended minimum height for balconies and minimum width between railings.
Brigadier Mohamed Ali Al Suwaidi, director of fire stations in Ajman, urged residents to be cautious while storing materials in the balconies, pointing out that they are a source of danger to their children's lives and other residents of the building.
A spokeswoman said: ''With many people heading off on their summer holiday in the coming weeks we strongly advise them to take care when on balconies and be aware about the risks.
With information about falls from heights difficult to come by, tthe professor's team adopted a retrospective study design to electronically assess reports of "unintentional" child falls from windows and balconies of residences by major Arabic and English publications in the UAE.
In the update the FCO said: "There have been a number of very serious accidents (some fatal) as a result of falls from balconies and walls.
A spokesperson for Cartrefi Conwy said: "We are carrying out a PS1.5m renovation programme in the area which includes improvements to the exterior of Parc Bodnant "An inspection by a structural engineer showed the balconies were unsafe and were also creating damp problems into downstairs flats so they will be removed for the safety of our tenants and visitors to the area.
Owners of both new and older residential buildings will be forced to install protection on windows and balconies.
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He's now the face of a Foreign Office campaign to prevent accidents involving young people on balconies at holiday resorts.