Definition of Buttresses

1. Noun. (plural of buttress) ¹

2. Verb. (third-person singular of buttress) ¹

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Definition of Buttresses

1. buttress [v] - See also: buttress

Literary usage of Buttresses

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Lombard Architecture by Arthur Kingsley Porter (1917)
"TRANSVERSE Buttresses It was, I think, Rivoira who first pointed out the important, and, it now seems, obvious fact, that transverse buttresses entirely ..."

2. Gothic Architecture in England: An Analysis of the Origin & Development of by Francis Bond (1906)
"So the later flying buttresses, eg in Malmesbury and BATH (373), are much depressed. Again, the early buttresses, eg at BOXGROVE (373), were not tilted up ..."

3. The Ecclesiologist by Ecclesiological Society (1858)
"These consist in the external systems of buttresses, as integral parts of the vaulting-construction; their object being to meet the lateral pressure ..."

4. Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal (1840)
"smallest possible quantity of materials set in the form of flying-buttresses, pinnacles, and wall-buttresses, that force which unrestrained might have ..."

5. Graphical Determination of Earth Slopes, Retaining Walls and Dams by Charles Prelini (1908)
"Retaining Wall with Inclined Buttresses. — In case of inclined buttresses, the necessary thickness at the base is determined by trial. ..."

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