Bal"us*trade` (-trAd`), n. [F. balustrade, It. balaustrata fr. balaustro. See Baluster.] (Arch.)

A row of balusters topped by a rail, serving as an open parapet, as along the edge of a balcony, terrace, bridge, staircase, or the eaves of a building.


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