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buttressnoun [C]

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

buttressverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈbʌt.rəs/
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 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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