Meaning of BUTTRESS in English

BUTTRESS

I. noun see: butt Date: 14th century a projecting structure of masonry or wood for supporting or giving stability to a wall or building, something that resembles a ~: as, a projecting part of a mountain or hill, a horny protuberance on a horse's hoof at the heel, the broadened base of a tree trunk or a thickened vertical part of it, something that supports or strengthens , ~ed adjective II. transitive verb Date: 14th century to furnish or shore up with a ~

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