BUTTRESS

A stone or brick structure to support or brace a heavy wall. A series of tall narrow buttresses ending in decorative finials not only support San Gabriel's church wall, but give it a distinctive appearance.

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Buttress

A buttress is an architectural structure built against or projecting from a wall which serves to support or reinforce the wall. Buttresses are fairly common on more ancient buildings, as a means of providing support to act against the lateral (sideways) forces arising out of the roof structures that lack adequate bracing. The term counterfort can ...
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buttress

[n] - a support usually of stone or brick 2. [v] - reinforce with a buttress 3. [v] - make stronger or defensible
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Buttress

• (n.) A projecting mass of masonry, used for resisting the thrust of an arch, or for ornament and symmetry. • (n.) Anything which supports or strengthens. • (v. t.) To support with a buttress; to prop; to brace firmly.
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buttress

buttressing noun a support usually of stone or brick; supports the wall of a building
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Buttress

But'tress noun [ Middle English butrasse , boterace , from French bouter to push; confer Old French bouteret (nom. sing. and acc. plural bouterez ) buttress. See Butt an end, and confer Butteris .] 1. (Architecture) A projecting mass of...
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Buttress

But'tress transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Buttressed ; present participle & verbal noun Buttressing .] To support with a buttress; to prop; to brace firmly. « To set it upright again, and to prop and buttress it...
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buttress

A flange of tissue protruding from the main outline of the base of a tree. ... (09 Oct 1997) ...
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Buttress

A mass of brickwork built against a wall to carry the thrust and provide strength.
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Buttress

A mass of masonry or brickwork that projects from, or is built against, a wall in order to give it additional strength. A pier buttress is an exterior pier that counteracts the thrust of an arch or vault. A flying buttress has an arch or half arch that transmits the thrust of a vault or roof from the upper part of a wall onto a buttress. C
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Buttress

A projecting mass of masonry set at an angle to or bonded into a wall that it strengthens or supports. A buttress decreases in its cross-sectional area form top to base.
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Buttress

A projection from a wall to help support particular loads especially side thrusts from roofs.
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Buttress

A rib of masonry projecting from the face of a wall. Its primary purpose is to strengthen the wall, and to resist the outward thrust of roof trusses or masonry vaulting, but it also has a decorative purpose.
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buttress

a stone, brick or wood structure projecting from a wall, designed to support it by counteracting lateral thrust
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Buttress

a structure of stone or brick built against a wall to strengthen or support it
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buttress

a support usually of stone or brick
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buttress

A support, usually exterior, for a wall, arch, or vault, that opposes the lateral forces of these structures. A flying buttress consists of a strut or segment of an arch carrying the thrust of a vault to a vertical pier positioned away from the main portion of the building. An important element in Gothic cathedrals.
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Buttress

A vertical stone reinforcing strip for a wall.
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BUTTRESS

A wall support usually of stone or brick placed at the sides of a building, commonly seen on some Gothic Revival style churches.
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Buttress

Additional bracing wall or projecting support. It is often set at right angles to the main wall and usually tapers towards the top.
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Buttress

Also known as Pier.
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Buttress

An additional bracing wall, often set at right angles to the main wall. It is usually constructed from brick or stone, and tapers towards its summit..
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Buttress

an arch shaped support, used by builders of bridges and churches in the days before steel.
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Buttress

An exterior masonry structure that opposes the lateral thrust of an arch or a vault and adds extra support.
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