arc-boutant


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arc-bou·tant

 (är′bo͞o-täN′)
n. pl. arcs-bou·tants (är′bo͞o-täN′)

[French : arc, arch (from Old French; see arc) + boutant, present participle of bouter, to thrust (from Old French; see butt1).]
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arc-boutant

(arkbutɑ̃)
n, pl arcs-boutants (arkbutɑ̃)
(Architecture) another name for flying buttress
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Noun1.arc-boutant - a buttress that stands apart from the main structure and connected to it by an archarc-boutant - 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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