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American English: /ˈbətrəs/
British English: /ˈbʌtrɪs/

Translation of buttress in Spanish:


  • 1 (Architecture) flying buttress
    Example sentences
    • The remnant of a long-disused church building, it was built out of solid stone with massive buttresses supporting long, high walls.
    • Around the perimeter, massive brick buttresses provide lateral restraint.
    • Kain thanked the man and followed the directions, coming to a thickly built stone building with buttresses and smaller towers extending several stories above where the main building ended.
  • 2 (for a theory, argument)
    Example sentences
    • Even ‘reverence for the emperor, the most important ideological buttress of the old order, was evidently giving way’.
    • At every stage in a fairytale life, the stoic sensible lovely Lancashire lass has been Tom's buttress, giving unstinting support and keeping his feet firmly on the ground.
    • In these short few weeks the coach must re-shape - he vehemently contests the description ‘rebuild’ - Rangers, with a new midfield, attack, and a defensive buttress or two.

transitive verb

  • 1 (Architecture)
    reforzar con un contrafuerte
    Example sentences
    • For example, huge ‘flying shores’ had to be fitted to buttress the structure against movement.
    • Preparing for all these people, and buttressing runways for a plane that can weigh 544 tonnes on takeoff, is not cheap.
    • The outer walls were buttressed with typical large blocks while within, they were fashioned from small unfinished stones mortared into place, reminding one of a traditional castle or keep in Avalon or Torrencia.
  • 2 (support)
    Example sentences
    • We regard Article 10 as reinforcing and buttressing the conclusions we have reached and set out above.
    • The Athenian polis, buttressed by the strength of its Council of Five Hundred and Assembly of citizens, managed to gain control of a confederation of city-states which gradually became the Athenian Empire.
    • Whether in business or politics, partnerships are supposed to buttress the strengths of those involved.
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