Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch


  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_1035

\ba-lә-stәr\ n [Fr balustre, fr. It balaustro, fr. balaustra wild pomegranatye flower, fr. L balaustium, fr. Gk balaustion; fr. its shape] (1602) (1) One of a number of short vertical members, often circular in section, used to support a stair handrail or a coping. (2) A post in a balustrade. Also called Banister.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA