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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.
Noun1.buttress - a support usually of stone or brick; supports the wall of a building
Synonyms: buttressing
Verb1.buttress - reinforce with a buttress; "Buttress the church"
2.buttress - make stronger or defensible; "buttress your thesis"
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