- 1.1 [Architecture/Arquitectura] contrafuerte (masculine) flying buttress arbotante (masculine)More example sentences1.2 (for a theory, argument) apoyo (masculine)
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- 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.
- 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.
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Mexico's muralist movement flourished between the two World Wars during a time of nationalist fervor. It was led by Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros. Their work reflected revolutionary themes and working-class struggle. They decorated many public buildings.