Definition for BAL'US-TRADE

BAL'US-TRADE, n. [Sp. balaustrado; It. balaustrata; Fr. balustrade; from baluster.]

A row of balusters; joined by a rail, serving as a fence or inclosure, for altars, balconies, stair-cases, terraces, tops of buildings, &c. – Encyc. Johnson. BAM or BEAM, n. As an initial syllable in names of places, signifies wood; implying that the place took its name from a grove, or forest. Ger. baum, a tree.

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