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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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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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A deck which projects from a building wall above ground level.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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