Definitions for: Baluster

[n] one of a number of closely spaced supports for a railing

Webster (1913) 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.]
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

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

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