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buttress

noun [C] uk   /ˈbʌt.rəs/ us  
a structure made of stone or brick that sticks out from and supports a wall of a building

buttress

verb [T] uk   /ˈbʌt.rəs/ us  
to build buttresses to support a building or structure: It was decided to buttress the crumbling walls. to make support for an idea or argument stronger by providing a good reason for it: The arguments for change are buttressed by events elsewhere.
Translations of “buttress”
in Spanish contrafuerte…
in French contrefort…
in German der Strebepfeiler…
in Chinese (Traditional) 撐牆,扶壁…
in Chinese (Simplified) 撑墙,扶壁…
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