From Italian balcone "balcony, floor-length window" from Old Italian balcone "scaffold", from Lombardic *balko, *balkon- (“beam”) from Proto-Germanic *balkô (“beam”), from Proto-Indo-European *bhelg'- (“beam, pile, prop”). Akin to Old High German balco, balcho (“beam”), Old English balca (“beam, ridge”). More at balk.
balcony (plural balconies)
- An accessible structure extending from a building, especially outside a window.
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- An accessible structure overlooking a stage.
- See also Wikisaurus:breasts