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Description

 

A buttress is masonry or brickwork designed to support a wall and give it stability.  In particular, a buttress resists the lateral thrust arising from a roof or vault.  Buttresses are commonly used to give support to towers - the cathedral offers good examples.

 

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> clasping buttress

> diagonal buttress

> flying buttress

Buttress Index

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