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balustrade

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Buildings
balustradebal‧us‧trade /ˌbæləˈstreɪd $ ˈbæləstreɪd/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 TBBa row of wooden, stone, or metal posts that stop someone falling from a bridge or balcony
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balustradeThis one has Ionic columns and a balustrade, and the speaker's gallery seems to have been right.He describes a balcony with a balustrade of crumbling stucco, on which sits a struggling jade plant in an earthenware pot.Once a Doge's palace, ornate stairways, gothic arches and balustrades remain.Brownstones, balustrades, bay windows, wrought-iron.In 1893 he bought Cliveden House, to which he added the entire balustrade of the Villa Borghese.Rimmed by a waist-high balustrade, the garden sheers down some twenty feet.All four stood just behind the balustrade.She walked to the edge of the terrace and leaned on the balustrade, looking out over Florence.
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