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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A support built to strengthen a wall.

Usage examples (34)
  • The carpenters placed a buttress along the south side of the building.
  • buttress your thesis
  • The end of the buttress was a foot or two below the level of the leads, where Clara stood.
  • Close to this window, and rising up just above the sill of the clerestory windows, is a narrow, flat buttress, which is probably of the same date as the window. for more
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