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Balustrade vs. Parapet — What's the Difference?

Balustrade vs. Parapet — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Balustrade and Parapet

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Balustrade

A railing supported by balusters, especially one forming an ornamental parapet to a balcony, bridge, or terrace.
May 12, 2022

Parapet

A parapet is a barrier that is an extension of the wall at the edge of a roof, terrace, balcony, walkway or other structure. The word comes ultimately from the Italian parapetto (parare 'to cover/defend' and petto 'chest/breast').
May 12, 2022

Balustrade

A rail and the row of balusters or posts that support it, as along the front of a gallery.
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Parapet

A low protective wall or railing along the edge of a raised structure such as a roof or balcony.
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Balustrade

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.
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Parapet

An earthen or stone embankment protecting soldiers from enemy fire.
May 12, 2022

Balustrade

A row of balusters topped by a rail, serving as an open parapet, as along the edge of a balcony, terrace, bridge, or the eaves of a building, or as a guard railing on a staircase; - it serves as a guard to prevent people from falling.
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Parapet

A low protective wall.
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Balustrade

A railing at the side of a staircase or balcony to prevent people from falling
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Parapet

Part of a perimeter that extends above the roof.
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Parapet

(military) A fortification consisting of a wall.
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Parapet

A low wall, especially one serving to protect the edge of a platform, roof, bridge, or the like.
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Parapet

A wall, rampart, or elevation of earth, for covering soldiers from an enemy's fire; a breastwork. See Illust. of Casemate.
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Parapet

A low wall along the edge of a roof or balcony
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Parapet

Fortification consisting of a low wall
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