Part of speech: noun

A hand- rail supported by balusters.

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Usage examples "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", A. T. Quiller-Couch.
  2. She clutched at the balustrade. - "The Master Mystery", Arthur B. Reeve and John W. Grey.
  3. Behind is a stone balustrade. - "Great Masters in Painting: Perugino", George C. Williamson.