What does the word baluster mean?

Usage examples for baluster

  1. There was a man sitting on the stone baluster by the landing of the front steps, having apparently just desisted from knocking at the door. – The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison
  2. Thus bidden, I could do no less than walk away down the hall to where the Boy stood with his book, leaning against the baluster. – The Princess Passes by Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson