buttress

All Noun Verb
1,488 examples (0.07 sec)
  • Info A buttress is an architectural structure built against or projecting from a wall which serves to support or reinforce the wall. more...
  • They came from behind the buttress of rock about thirty feet from the fire. Cited from The Go Ahead Boys and Simon's Mine, by Ross Kay
  • The north side is divided into two parts in its length by a buttress. Cited from Bell's Cathedrals: Chichester (1901), by Hubert C. Corlette
  • Between the narrow buttresses, the walls could be opened up into large windows.
  • He did not say that they had lost yet another hour upon the face of the buttress. Cited from Running Water, by A. E. W. Mason [AKA: Alfred Edward Woodley Mason]
  • No, he stood with his back to a buttress looking in the opposite direction. Cited from Driftwood Spars, by Percival Christopher Wren
  • They all project forward, having the upper story supported by a kind of flying buttress. Cited from Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 376, February 1847, Vol. 61
  • There are three buttresses on the south wall and two on the north wall.
  • Against the west wall of the church are two four-stage buttresses between which is a two-light window.
  • There are four buttresses at the west end and two at the north and south.
  • This allowed buttresses placed against walls in the mid-20th century to be removed.
  • The southern end is supported by two buttresses and the north side includes a door on the first floor.
  • It was not buttressed up against the wall, but stood some eight or ten feet from it. Cited from The Firm of Girdlestone, by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • A stone buttress was added to the outside of the east wall, which can still be seen.
  • Buttresses are placed between the windows on both sides of the building.
  • It was among the first buildings in the world to use the flying buttress.
  • The east face has a set of five grouped together between two buttresses.
  • The original design made use of flying buttresses to support the weight of the roof.
  • The five buttresses have been used to support the wall after its neighboring house was taken down.
  • It has one tower, with has small buttresses on its sides.
  • On the east in the center is an engaged buttress added to shore up the wall.
  • Next »

Words starting with buttress

Meaning of buttress

  • noun A support usually of stone or brick; supports the wall of a building
  • verb Reinforce with a buttress
    Buttress the church
  • verb Make stronger or defensible
    buttress your thesis