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Date: 1600-1700
Language: French
Origin: Italian balaustrata, from balaustro 'post supporting a handrail', from balaustra 'pomegranate flower'; because of the shape of the post

balustrade

noun
     
Related topics: Buildings
bal‧us‧trade [countable]
TBB a row of wooden, stone, or metal posts that stop someone falling from a bridge or balcony

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