What does the word balustrade mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A hand- rail supported by balusters.

Usage examples for balustrade

  1. He felt for his cigar case, chose and lit a cigar, and rested his elbows on the balustrade of the terrace, watching, while the old man brought his boat to the landing- quay, landed leisurely, and crossed the meadow to the foot of the gardens, where, at the pace he was keeping, one might allow him a couple of minutes at least before he re- emerged into view at the foot of the steps leading up to the terrace. – Major Vigoureux by A. T. Quiller-Couch
  2. She clutched at the balustrade. – The Master Mystery by Arthur B. Reeve and John W. Grey
  3. Behind is a stone balustrade. – Great Masters in Painting: Perugino by George C. Williamson
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