flying buttress

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flying buttress

n.
An arched masonry support serving to bear thrust, as from a vaulted ceiling, away from a main structure to an outer pier or buttress. Also called arc-boutant.

flying buttress

n
(Architecture) a buttress supporting a wall or other structure by an arch or part of an arch that transmits the thrust outwards and downwards. Also called: arc-boutant

fly′ing but′tress


n.
an arch or segment of an arch projecting from a wall and transmitting the thrust of a roof or vault outward and downward to a solid buttress or pier.
[1660–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flying buttress - a buttress that stands apart from the main structure and connected to it by an archflying buttress - a buttress that stands apart from the main structure and connected to it by an arch
buttress, buttressing - a support usually of stone or brick; supports the wall of a building
Translations
vzpěrný oblouk
luchtboog

flying buttress

n (Archit) → arco rampante