Balustrade vs Banister - What's the difference?

balustrade | banister |

Balustrade is a see also of banister.


As nouns the difference between balustrade and banister

is that balustrade is (architecture) 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 while banister is the handrail on the side of a staircase.

As a verb banister is

to construct a banister.

balustrade

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (architecture) 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.
  • * 1956 — , The City and the Stars , p 45
  • The Jester sat down on one of the marble balustrades and regarded Alvin with a curious intentness.

    Hypernyms

    *parapet

    Noun

    (f)
  • banister

    English

    Alternative forms

    * bannister

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The handrail on the side of a staircase.
  • One of the vertical supports of a handrail; a baluster.
  • See also

    * newel * balustrade

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To construct a banister
  • To act as a banister