Definitions for "Buttress"
Keywords:  masonry, vault, thrust, brickwork, arch
A projecting mass of masonry, used for resisting the thrust of an arch, or for ornament and symmetry.
Anything which supports or strengthens.
To support with a buttress; to prop; to brace firmly.
Keywords:  mountain, spur, protruding, steep, crag
a prominent feature of rock that juts out from the side of a mountain.
part of the mountain or rock that stands in front of the main mountain face
A spur or projection on the side of a mountain.
A ridge of wood that develops in the angle between a lateral root and the base of a tree stem to provide lateral stability to the stem. Buttresses develop on many tree species in lowland evergreen rain forest, but occur less commonly in lower montane rain forest and semi-evergreen rain forest; they are comparatively rare in wet deciduous forest.
Ridge of wood that develops in the angle between a lateral root and the butt of a tree, which may extend up the stem to a considerable height.
a root flaring out from the trunk to form a flangelike base
Keywords:  stadium
the stadium
A tooth form consisting of a shallow gullet with widely spaced teeth to provide for ample chip clearance.
Keywords:  thesis, stronger, defensible, your
make stronger or defensible; "buttress your thesis"
Keywords:  truss, timbers, bridge, rods, beams
Timbers or iron rods placed along the outside of both sides of a bridge and connected to the ends of extended floor beams, the upper end attached to the top of the truss-work.
Keywords:  curb, shower, raised, portion, level
the raised portion of a shower curb that is on more than one level.