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flying buttress

noun [C] uk   us   specialized
an arch built against a wall, especially of a church, to support its weight
Translations of “flying buttress”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指教堂的)拱扶垛,栱柱…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指教堂的)拱扶垛…
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