Definition of Balusters

1. Noun. A railing at the side of a staircase or balcony to prevent people from falling.

Exact synonyms: Balustrade, Banister, Bannister, Handrail
Group relationships: Balcony
Terms within: Baluster, Rail, Railing
Generic synonyms: Barrier



Definition of Balusters

1. Noun. (plural of baluster) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Balusters

1. baluster [n] - See also: baluster

Lexicographical Neighbors of Balusters

balseros
balter
balti house
baltic states
baltimore oriole
baltis
balu
baluba
balubas
balun
baluns
balus
baluster
balusterlike
balusters (current term)
balustrade
balustraded
balustrades
balustre
balustres
balyakinite
balywick
balywicks
bam
bam island
bambakion
bambakions
bambermycins
bambini

Literary usage of Balusters

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Building Construction and Superintendence by Frank Eugene Kidder (1915)
"balusters. balusters are intended to support the hand-rail and to prevent any ... Twisted balusters. the steps; they may be made also an ornamental feature. ..."

2. Notes on Building Construction: Arranged to Meet the Requirements of the by Henry Fidler, Great Britain Dept. of Science and Art (1891)
"balusters are intended to support the handrail and to prevent any one from ... Iron balusters are frequently used throughout. Wooden balusters should be ..."

3. Shaw's Civil Architecture: Being a Complete Theoretical and Practical System by Edward Shaw (1852)
"A balustrade is a series of balusters standing upon a base, ... It is proposed by Blondel that balusters and balustrades should partake of the character of ..."

4. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1909)
"The lower ends of the balusters in this case are cut to the pitch of the ... This applies to balusters having square ends. Frequently, they are made square ..."

5. Early Renaissance Architecture in England: A Historical & Descriptive by John Alfred Gotch (1901)
"... the string was moulded at the top and bottom ; the balusters were merely stout turned bars. But there was much variety imparted to 179. ..."

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