Balister vs. Baluster

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  • Baluster

    A baluster—also called spindle—is a moulded shaft, square or of lathe-turned form, cut from a rectangular or square plank, one of various forms of spindle in woodwork, made of stone or wood, and sometimes of metal or plastic, standing on a unifying footing, and supporting the coping of a parapet or the handrail of a staircase.Multiplied in this way, they form a balustrade. Individually, a baluster shaft may describe the turned form taken by a brass or silver candlestick, an upright furniture support, or the stem of a brass chandelier, etc.

  • Balister (noun)

    A crossbow.

  • Balister (noun)

    An arbalister or crossbowman.

  • Baluster (noun)

      A short column used in a group to support a rail, as commonly found on the side of a stairway; a banister.

  • Baluster (noun)

    a short decorative pillar forming part of a series supporting a rail or coping.

  • Baluster (noun)

    (of a furniture leg or other decorative item) having the form of a baluster

    “baluster legs in English oak”

Oxford Dictionary

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