What is Buttressed?

Buttressed definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
any external prop or support built to steady a structure by opposing its outward thrusts, especially a projecting support built into or against the outside of a masonry wall.
any prop or support.
a thing shaped like a buttress, as a tree trunk with a widening base.
a bony or horny protuberance, especially on a horse’s hoof.

verb (used with object)
to support by a buttress; prop up.
to give encouragement or support to (a person, plan, etc.).

RELATED WORDSstrengthen, reinforce, uphold, mainstay, column, strut, stanchion, reinforcement, stay, underpinning, shore, prop, pier, abutment, bulwark, sustain, carry, brace


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