buttress

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  • 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
  • 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
  • A stone buttress was added to the outside of the east wall, which can still be seen.
  • It was among the first buildings in the world to use the flying buttress.
  • On the east in the center is an engaged buttress added to shore up the wall.
  • There is one buttress only on the east side of the library. Cited from Bell's Cathedrals: Chichester (1901), by Hubert C. Corlette
  • On the other side of the bay window a huge buttress cast its mass of shadow. Cited from Alice, by E. B. Lytton, Book 2
  • Perhaps he had thought to work around the buttress or climb over it. Cited from Desert Gold, by Zane Grey
  • A broad buttress on the south side of the church contains a priest's door.
  • It is half-covered in buttress and leads into the first floor.
  • When hot times came, they boiled up in a mountain to buttress the world. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 9, No. 51, January, 1862, by Various
  • A new tower was constructed on the north side of the building to create a buttress for the original structure.
  • Close to the ground on the south-west corner buttress are two string-courses. Cited from Bell's Cathedrals: Chichester (1901), by Hubert C. Corlette
  • Between the windows on the north side is a 19th-century brick buttress.
  • Philip was too busy keeping behind the buttress to see who they were who were talking. Cited from The Magic City, by Edith Nesbit
  • To the east of the buttress are a small window with a pointed head, and two two-light windows.
  • He thought to buttress his speech with them this afternoon. Cited from Theft, by Jack London
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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