Balconies
Balcony Bal"co*ny (b[a^]l"k[-o]*n[y^]; 277), n.; pl. {Balconies} (b[a^]l"k[-o]*n[i^]z). [It. balcone; cf. It. balco, palco, scaffold, fr. OHG. balcho, palcho, beam, G. balken. See {Balk} beam.] 1. (Arch.) A platform projecting from the wall of a building, usually resting on brackets or consoles, and inclosed by a parapet; as, a balcony in front of a window. Also, a projecting gallery in places of amusement; as, the balcony in a theater. [1913 Webster]

2. A projecting gallery once common at the stern of large ships. [1913 Webster]

Note: ``The accent has shifted from the second to the first syllable within these twenty years.'' --Smart (1836). [1913 Webster]


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