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buttress

verb [T]  us   /ˈbʌ·trəs/
art to give support to or strengthen something: He looked for things that would buttress the prosecution case and win a conviction.

buttress

noun [C]  us   /ˈbʌ·trəs/
a structure made of stone or brick that sticks out from and supports a wall of a building
Translations of “buttress”
in Vietnamese trụ tường…
in Spanish contrafuerte…
in Thai โครงสร้างที่เป็นส่วนค้ำ…
in Malaysian sagang…
in French contrefort…
in German der Strebepfeiler…
in Chinese (Traditional) 撐牆,扶壁…
in Indonesian penopang…
in Chinese (Simplified) 撑墙,扶壁…
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