EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BALUSTRADE
I stood up reluctantly, and looked down over the balustrade.
She came to the balustrade and looked over into the hall below.
She moved away from the balustrade and turned towards the house.
When she did so she saw him faintly below, standing by the balustrade.
“No,” said Mary, letting the instrument down, and resting it on the balustrade.
I leaned against the balustrade all numb, watching them depart.
This day he did not even go as far as the balustrade of the veranda.
Almayer shrugged his shoulders and walked back to the balustrade.
They leaned on the balustrade side by side, but neither spoke.
He walked the floor absently, sometimes stopping by the balustrade to think.
"row of balusters," 1640s, from French balustrade (17c.), from Italian balaustrata "provided with balusters," from balaustro "pillar" (see baluster).