Buttress

Definition of Buttress

But´tress
n.1.(Arch.) A projecting mass of masonry, used for resisting the thrust of an arch, or for ornament and symmetry.
2.Anything which supports or strengthens.
Flying buttress
See Flying buttress.
v. t.1.To support with a buttress; to prop; to brace firmly.
[imp. & p. p. Buttressed ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Buttressing.]
To set it upright again, and to prop and buttress it up for duration.
- Burke.

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