Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Arch.) A buttress that stands apart from the main structure and connected to it by an arch; same as flying buttress.

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  • noun architecture Alternative for a flying buttress

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  • noun a buttress that stands apart from the main structure and connected to it by an arch

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

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Borrowing from French

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