Translation of buttress in Spanish:

buttress

Pronunciation: /ˈbʌtrəs; ˈbʌtrɪs/

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 [Architecture/Arquitectura] contrafuerte (masculine) flying buttress arbotante (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.
    1.2 (for a theory, argument) apoyo (masculine)
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    • 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/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 [Architecture/Arquitectura] [wall] reforzar* con un contrafuerte 1.2 (support) [argument/case] respaldar, apoyar

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