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.
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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
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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]
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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
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Translations
vzpěrný oblouk
luchtboog

flying buttress

n (Archit) → arco rampante
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Secondly, Quaintance states that in the 1662 edition of Cantenac, from which he claims Behn takes her translation, she "must have found the far more witty description 'Cet Arcboutant de la nature,' leading to her own translation of 'Nature's Support'" (196, fn.