Results for: Buttress

In Grammar

What does buttressed mean?

projecting structure of masonry or wood for supporting or giving stability to a wall or building - Notre Dame has "flying Butresses" that support the walls or something that (MORE)
In Castles

What is a buttress?

  "A buttress is an architectural structure built against or projecting from a wall which serves to support or reinforce the wall. Buttresses are fairly common on more anc (MORE)
In Castles

What do buttresses do?

A structure, usually brick or stone, built against a wall for support or reinforcement.
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What is a synonym for buttress?

"Buttress" as a verb can mean strengthen, reinforce, fortify,support, bolster, underpin, cement, uphold, defend, sustain "Buttress" as a noun can mean prop, support, abutment (MORE)
In Biology

What is a buttressed root?

Buttress are large roots on all sides of a tall or shallowly rooted tree. Typically they are found in rainforests where soils are poor so roots don't go deep. They prevent the (MORE)