Part of speech: noun

One of a set of small pillars that support a hand- rail and form with the hand- rail a balustrade.

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Usage examples "baluster":

  1. " Now let us sit here a while and listen," said Kenelm, seating himself on the baluster of the bridge. - "Kenelm Chillingly, Complete", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
  2. 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", Arthur Morrison.
  3. 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", Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson.