Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary


Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of BALUSTER

Pronunciation:  'balustur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  one of a number of closely spaced supports for a railing
 

BALUSTER is a 8 letter word that starts with B.

 

 See Also: balusters, balustrade, banister, bannister, handrail, support

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Bal"us*ter\, n. [F. balustre, It. balaustro, fr. L.
balaustium the flower of the wild pomegranate, fr. Gr.
balay`stion; -- so named from the similarity of form.]
(Arch.)
A small column or pilaster, used as a support to the rail of
an open parapet, to guard the side of a staircase, or the
front of a gallery. See {Balustrade}. [Corrupted into
{banister}.]

 

 

COPYRIGHT © 2000-2013 HYPERDICTIONARY.COM HOME | ABOUT HYPERDICTIONARY