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.
An arbalister or crossbowman.
A short column used in a group to support a rail, as commonly found on the side of a stairway; a banister.
a short decorative pillar forming part of a series supporting a rail or coping.
(of a furniture leg or other decorative item) having the form of a baluster
“baluster legs in English oak”